The Silver Award is the second highest award of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and the highest award that a Cadette Scout can earn.
A girl must be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade (or equivalent), be a registered Girl Scout Cadette, and have completed a Cadette Journey before she can begin work on a Silver Award project.
Cadette Journey Edit
There are currently four Cadette Journey programs to choose from. All badges in the Journey must be earned for the Journey to be complete.
- Cadette Amaze Journey (three badges, sold as a set)
- Cadette Breath Journey (three badges, sold as a set)
- Cadette MEdia Journey (three badges, sold as a set)
- Cadette Outdoor Journey (four badges, sold separately)
- Night Owl
- Primitive Camper
- Take Action
Silver Award Steps Edit
- 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.
Silver Award Project Edit
The Silver Award Project can be done as an individual or as a small group. The project's objective must be to benefit the community in some way. Each Girl Scout is expected to contribute 50 hours to the project. The project is to be girl-led, but adults can advise and assist when necessary. Although the general guidelines have been established by GSUSA, it is important to check with the local Council on exact procedure.
The approval process varies by council. Before beginning work on a Take Action Project or a Silver Project, it is important to check with the local council.