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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

Silver Award Girl Scouts

Have you ever looked around your neighborhood or school and wondered how you could make a change for the better? When you work on your Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—you focus on an issue you care about, learn the facts, and take action to make a difference. You’ll also gain confidence and skills that put you on a path to lifelong success. Download the
 Silver Award guidelines to find out how.

You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if: 

You're in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (or equivalent)


You're a registered Girl Scout Cadette 


You have completed a Cadette Journey


Girl Scout Silver Award Steps


Identify an issue you care about


Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo


Explore your community


Pick your Silver Award project


Develop your project


Make a plan and put it into motion


Reflect, share your story, and celebrate

Complete and Submit a Final Report

The Silver Award Final report is used to review and approve troop and individual girl 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.

NOTE: As part of the Final Report, a Silver Award Project Time Log and Reflection must be uploaded for each girl.

Deadlines Extended

To allow girls time to complete Take Action projects that may be affected by COVID-19 restrictions, Girl Scouts Spirit of Nebraska has extended the deadline for girls working on their Bronze and Silver Awards to September 30, 2020.

In addition, Girl Scouts of the USA is further extending the deadline to December 31, 2020, for girls who are bridging. The December 31 deadline includes girls working on Gold Award projects who are bridging from Ambassador to adult and who already have their projects approved.

Approval and Ceremonies

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 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 invited to attend a council ceremony (held in several locations across the council during May and June) where she will receive the Silver Award certificate and patch. After the final ceremony, remaining certificates and patches will be mailed to recipients.

If you have questions about the Silver Award, please email Member Support at or call 800.695.6690.