The Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn. It is indicative of your commitment to the Girl Scout movement and to your community. Earning the Silver gives you the chance to show that you are a leader who is organized, determined, and dedicated to improving your community.


Girls must have:

  • Completed the Fifth Grade and be registered as a Girl Scout Cadette.
  • Completed one Girl Scout Cadette Journey.

If you have taken all of these steps, you are ready to embark on your Silver Award Project!  Whether you are working in a small group or individually, you are sure to learn all about what it means to Discover challenges in the world around you, Connect with members of your community, and Take Action in order to make a difference. 

Once you have completed your project, you will need to submit the Silver Award Final Report to Danica Van Volkenburg, Grades 6-12 Program Specialist, at the Metro Louisville PLC or email to  Reports must be received by March 1st in order to receive your award at the coming Spring Older Girl Recognition Ceremony.  We can’t wait to hear all about your project once you are finished!  Have fun and good luck!

Things to Keep in Mind

  1. Girls may work on the Silver Award as a single Girl Scout or in a group of 4 Girl Scouts or fewer.

  2. If the project is done as a group, each girl must complete a minimum of 50 hours and be responsible for a specific part of the project and evaluate her own unique contribution to the project and group.

  3. Girls may not begin their Silver Award project until a Cadette Journey has been completed.

  4. Silver Award projects are approved by your Silver Award Advisor. Once your advisor has approved your final report, please submit that report to the GSLE Program Specialist in your Program and Learning Center’s office.

  5. All requirements, including the project itself and all paperwork must be completed by September 30th of the beginning of the girl's 9th grade school year.

  6. Final reports must be received by March 1st at your local Program & Learning Center for them to be reviewed/approved in time to be included in that year's cluster celebrations.

    • We cannot guarantee that there will be pins and certificates available for projects received after that date or that they can be included in the ceremony. 

    • If troops/girls submit their final report after the deadline, they will be eligible to participate in the following year’s ceremony.
    • If you choose to have your own ceremony, please allow 2-4 weeks for project approval. Certificates and pins will be available after that time

See the Resources Section of the GSK website for Volunteer Essentials, Safety Activity Checkpoints and the Blue Book of Basic Documents 2012 or your Girl Scout Troop/Volunteer Advisor.

Guidelines, Paperwork and Other Resources

Silver Award – Guideline for Cadettes

Silver Award - Final Report

Silver Award – Adult Volunteer Guide

Girl Scout Silver Award Tips

Girl Scout Silver Award - Information (GSUSA Website)

Still need inspiration?

Click on Map It to find Silver Award projects submitted to GSUSA.

Important Dates 

  • Deadline to complete the Silver Award:  September 30th of the year the girl enters ninth grade
  • Deadline to be included in this year’s council-sponsored Older Girl Recognition Ceremonies: March 1st

For More Information:

Sally Wolf

Program Specialist - Juniors & Cadettes

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana

901 Lehman, Suite 7

Bowling Green, KY  42101

Phone: 270-872-0384

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