Silver Award

Silver award

The Girl Scout Silver Award

The Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette (grades 6-8) can earn, represents a girl’s accomplishments in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others.


  • Girls must be in grades 6-8 (or equivalent) and a registered Girl Scout Cadette¬†AND
  • Complete a Cadette Journey

It is highly recommended that all girls, volunteers and parents who are interested in the Silver Award attend a Take Action: Bronze and Silver Awards workshop in your area. Visit our calendar of events.

The following steps are required for each girl to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award:

  1. Go on a Girl Scout Cadette Journey
  2. Identify Issues You Care About
  3. Build Your Girl Scout Silver Award Team
  4. Explore Your Community
  5. Pick Your Take Action Project
  6. Develop Your Project
  7. Make a Plan and Put It into Motion
  8. Reflect, Share Your Story, and Celebrate
  9. Submit Final Report

Please note: Up to 4 girls can work together on a Silver Award project, and each girl must spend 50 hours working on the project.

Download these packets for all you need to know to complete the Girl Scout Silver Award.

Please Note: Girls can also find a helpful planner in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for Cadettes, but they still need to download the packet above for the required paperwork needed in order to be recognized by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.