Ready to help your community and earn one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting? Cadettes can team up with a small group of fellow Girl Scouts or work on their own. To earn the Silver Award, you will research an issue you care about, make a plan to address it, and then take action to improve your community.
NEW! Requirements for earning the Silver Award were recently updated at the national level and went into effect on October 1, 2023. If you began the Silver Award process prior to October 1, 2023, contact Susan Nickels for more information.
✓ You are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade
✓ You are a registered Girl Scout Cadette
✓ You have completed a Cadette Journey
Find an issue you care about.
Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo.
Explore your community and think of how that issue affects your community.
Choose a Silver Award project that can lead to lasting change.
Submit the Silver Award Project Proposal.
Upon approval, make a plan and put it into motion.
Submit the Silver Award Final Report.
Reflect, share your story, and celebrate.
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The Silver Award Final Report is used to review and approve projects. Please designate one adult volunteer to be the project contact and complete the report after discussing the questions with the girls. Submit one Silver Award Final Report per project.
Congratulations on completing your project and making a difference! Now it’s time to be recognized. To participate in a council Girl Award ceremony, projects must be completed and final reports submitted by March 31. If the final report is submitted after March 31, girls will be recognized at the following year’s ceremony. Girls have until September 30 of the year they bridge to Seniors to complete their Silver Award project and submit final reports.
Adult volunteers will be notified once the council has reviewed and approved the Final Report. Upon approval, Silver Award pins may be purchased at any Spirit of Nebraska Juliette's Boutique or online. Each girl will be recognized during a council ceremony in May or June with a Silver Award certificate and patch. For girls unable to attend, certificates and patches will be mailed after the final council ceremony to the adult who submitted the final report.
If you have questions about the Silver Award, please email Member Support at or call 402.558.8189.