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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? Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to do big things and make your community better in the process. 

GSUSA and GSMISTS recognizes that the pandemic has continued to create challenges for girls seeking to positively impact their communities through our highest awards. GSMISTS is open to approving case-by-case deadline extensions beyond December 31, 2020 for girls who are actively pursuing their Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award. This is particularly relevant for girls who bridged to Seniors officially on Sept. 30, 2020, and typically would be no longer eligible to earn the Silver Award. In order for an extension to be considered, girls need to have identified their project, put a plan in place, and been ready to act no later than September 30, 2020. For more information or to request an extension contact

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