The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award you can earn as a Girl Scout Cadette. To attain this award, a young woman works to complete a series of leadership challenges and an extensive service project in her community.
Do you have a project in mind but don't know where to start?
Silver Award Training
The Silver Award training will help you learn all the elements of the Silver Award. The Prezi training is powered by you and will move at your speed. At the bottom part of the training screen are a left arrow and a right arrow to use to move through the training. Click here to view the Silver Award training. Once you have completed the training, complete and submit the form at the bottom to let us know you have taken the training.
Silver Award Overview
In addition to these requirements, the suggested minimum hours to complete the steps to the Girl Scout Silver Award are 50 hours for each Cadette on the team.
These suggested hours are a guide, not a rule. Not all projects will require the same length of time to complete, from planning to sharing and celebration. The time it takes to earn the award will depend on the nature of the project, the size of the team (no more than 3-4 girls max), and the support of the community. Quality projects should be emphasized over quantity of hours.
Take Action Project
Girls must get approval from their Troop/Group Advisor. Troop/Group Advisor is required to attend a GSCI Silver Award Workshop in order to approve.
After the project is complete, girls develop an understanding of sustainability by talking together about how solutions can be lasting.
Girls connect with new friends outside their immediate community, learn how others have solved similar problems, and determine if the ideas of others can help with their plan.
Silver Award Deadline
In order to make the award paperwork deadlines simpler for our members, we are transitioning to one deadline for paperwork. Because of this transition, for this year only, we will accept final reports until March 1, 2015. After March 1, moving forward, the deadline for the final reports to be turned in will be September 30. Troops/individual girls that turn their in final reports by the deadline will be recognized at the Girl Award Ceremony in April.
Girl Scout Silver Award Resources
Are you ready to start on your Silver Award Project? GREAT! Below are all the forms you will need to get going and complete your project. Your Troop Group Advisor must attend a Silver Award Workshop in order to approve your Silver Award.
Benefits of Earning the Girl Silver Award
For further information about the Silver Award, or for assistance, contact Lynne Franco at 217-328-5112 ext. 1204.