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Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award

Silver Award Girl Scouts

When Girl Scout Cadettes focus on an issue they care about, learn the facts, and take action to make a difference, they gain the confidence and skills that will catapult them to lifelong success. It all adds up to the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest honor a Cadette can achieve.  Download the Silver Award guidelines to find out how.

Girl Scout Silver Award pin
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

Going for the Silver Training

This training provides Cadettes in grades 7 and 8 with a basic understanding of the requirements and guidelines for earning the Silver Award as well as an in-depth exploration into Take Action project standards. The Going for the Silver training is a required prerequisite of earning the Silver award. To see a list of current Going for the Silver Trainings and to register, click here.

Girls should be in their last semester of 6th grade and have earned a Cadette Journey before registering for this training.

Silver Award Important Dates
  • June 1 (of 8th grade year): Last date to submit Silver Award proposal
  • September 30: Last date to submit Final Report to be included in the following year’s Award Ceremony
  • September 30 (after 8th grade year): Last date to submit Final Report
Girl Resources and Forms
Ways to Celebrate
  • Locally - Troops or Service Units may hold local pinning ceremonies. Girls and their families are encouraged to invite mentors, volunteers, community partners, local dignitaries and many others to celebrate in the successful completion of their project and the ways in which it helped a community. This can happen any time after the Girl Scout successfully completes her Silver Award. Please email at least 8 weeks prior to your ceremony so that a certificate of recognition and award pin can be mailed in time.
  • Council Wide – To recognize all the Silver Award Girl Scouts, GSME hosts a G.I.R.L Statewide Award Celebration. This celebration is typically held on the second Saturday in May in the Central Maine area. More information about past G.I.R.L celebrations can be found here.
    • To buy Silver Award memorabilia, visit our shop. (The silver pin is given to the girl by the Girl Scouts of Maine. You may purchase other mementos from the shop.)
Troop Leader, Parent, and Project Advisor Resources

Want to shout about your Silver Award project from the rooftops? We do too! Tell us your story so that we can share it with others!

You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if: 

Girl Scout Silver Award Steps