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.
Are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade
Are a registered Girl Scout Cadette
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.
Develop your project.
Make a plan and put it into motion.
When you support Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award, you’ll help them see their own power and be by their side as they make a lasting change in their community. Download the Adult Guide to get started today.
Complete the required GSNorCal Silver Award training with your Silver Award team and supportive adult
• Girl Scouts, review the Cadette Guide for Earning Your Silver Award, and supportive adults, review the Adult Guide for Earning the Silver Award
• Silver Award Girl Scouts (with the help of their supportive adult), complete and submit the Silver Award Project Proposal form. Tip: Use the Girl Scout Silver Award Project Proposal Instructions to help you draft your proposal before submitting the form.
• Groups are responsible for sharing a copy of the Proposal with their Troop Leader, who will approve the project to start work. GSNorCal Council staff do not review the Proposal but are happy to answer questions!
Please note: at this time the Silver Award Proposal is not required to be submitted to GSNorCal, however, we strongly recommend using it and submitting it to set projects up for success from the beginning. Completing the Silver Award Proposal will give you a good understanding of what you will be asked in the Final Report, which will be reviewed by Council staff.
Girl Scouts can finance or obtain needed materials for their Silver Award projects in a number of ways, including by participating in the Entrepreneurship Program. Before starting out, you are responsible for reviewing money-earning and donation requirements on page 19 of our GSNorCal Cadette Workbook for Earning Your Silver Award. Please note that Silver Award projects are not fundraisers for organizations or individuals.