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Silver Award

Have you ever looked around your community 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 change the world. Follow these steps to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award with USAGSO!

To see the impacts Girl Scouts overseas are making around the world, visit our Highest Awards Highlights.

Get Ready, Get Set...

PREREQUISITES--Before you start, make sure you meet the following prerequisites:

  • Registered Girl Scout Member
  • Cadette (6th-8th grades)
  • Completed a Cadette Journey

LEARN ABOUT HIGHEST AWARDS--Before starting this leadership journey, USA Girl Scouts Overseas encourages all members, both girl and adult, to view our Highest Awards Training.   

Make sure to review the Highest Award FAQs, which will give you answers to some of the most commonly asked Silver Award questions.

Take Action

It’s time to build a team, investigate, plan, and Take Action!  This Girl Guidebook and Adult Guidebook will walk you through the steps of creating a strong Silver Award Project.  Before starting your project, make sure to complete and submit a Silver Award Project Proposal  to receive valuable feedback that will ensure your Silver Award project is a success!


How did you make a positive change in the world?  How is this change lasting?  Complete the Silver Award Final Report and think about how you made a lasting impact in the world. Submit your Final Report to USA Girl Scouts Overseas using this online form  for approval and to receive your free certificate and patches. Please make sure to submit one online form per Silver Award project team.


Congratulations!  Upon receipt of approval from USAGSO, you have officially earned your Girl Scouts Silver Award.  A link to order your official certificates, pins, and patches will be sent in your approval notification.  Once you receive your awards it is time to CELEBRATE!  Plan a party to honor and recognize your great achievement.