Silver Award

Are you ready to show the world what Girl Scouts can do? Share your talents and leadership skills with others by earning your Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Cadette (grades 6-8) can achieve. You’ll hone your communication, time management and organizational skills while you make our world a better place!

The Girl Scout Silver Award is leadership award that girls earn all across our country and the guidelines for earning the award are set by GSUSA (our national organization). Like every council in the country, Girl Scouts of Western Washington has worked within these guidelines to develop processes and resources best suited to girls and volunteers in our area. For a seamless experience, we highly recommend that you refer to resources and forms created specifically by Girl Scouts of Western Washington while you work on your Silver Award.

What's New
We want you to get recognition for your accomplishments as soon as possible! Now, you can submit your Silver Award Final Report at any time during the year and you'll receive a response from our program manager for Highest Awards within 4 weeks. Remember, once you complete grade 8, you need to submit your Silver Award Final Report Form no later than September 30 of that calendar year.

Where Should I Start?
Whether you're just curious about the Silver Award or you're ready to dive right in, we recommend that you start by exploring the Take Action Process, including this interactive module. Once you have an idea of the Take Action basics, you're ready to:
  • Complete you prerequisite by earning at least one Cadette Leadership Journey 
  • Review the Girl Scouts of Western Washington Silver Award Workbook for Girls or Volunteers 
  • Identify a need in your community (outside of Girl Scouts)
    • Follow the Take Action process
    • Focus on a community beyond Girl Scouts
    • Work solo or in a team of 2 - 4 Cadettes


Celebrate Your Achievements!
Once you submit your Girl Scouts of Western Washington Silver Award Final Report Form, you will receive a response from us within four weeks. After that, you should definitely celebrate your successes!
  • Write a story for our blog to share your experience with other teens (and girls considering earning their Silver Award)!
  • Share high quality, digital photos from your project with us via or use
  • Work with your troop or service unit to put on a Silver Award ceremony and reception.
  • Visit the Ceremonies section to learn more about how to plan a great ceremony.
  • Notify your school and invite a council representative to your awards assembly. 
  • Share your story on GSUSA’s Map It! feature. Click here to learn more!
  • Get ready to Go Gold - you've already completed the first prerequisite!