The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can achieve. Earning this award puts girls among an exceptional group who have used their knowledge and leadership skills to make a difference in the world.
Here are the first few steps for girls to take:
1. Go on a Girl Scout Cadette Journey.
2. Complete the online Silver Award Orientation, and download companion guides (girl and adult).
3. Identify community issues, and recruit an advisor (not a family or troop member). Girls may work as a team or as individuals.
4. Explore the community, research an issue, and interview experts.
5. Choose and develop a take action project.
Next, she'll make a plan and put it into motion, beginning by submitting the Silver Award Proposal Form for approval. She'll interview with the Silver Award Committee and take action to complete the project. After the final submission and receiving her silver award, she can share her story to inspire other girls!
Once girls complete the Journey, the suggested minimum time for earning the Girl Scout Silver Award is 50 hours. Each step they take toward making a difference in the world around them gives them a great chance to learn and grow, and that will make their award project an amazing one!