Become a Silver Award Girl Scout if:
- You are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade
- You are a registered Girl Scout Cadette
- You have completed a Cadette Journey
Ready to help your community and earn one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting? Cadettes can team up with a small group of fellow Girl Scouts or work on their own. To earn the Silver Award, you will research an issue you care about, make a plan to address it, and then take action to improve your community.
Download the Silver Award Guidelines. Read through to become familiar with the guidelines as well as watch the Silver Award Training Video. When you are ready, move on to take the quiz.
Once you have reviewed the resources, take the Silver Award Quiz.
You must achieve a score of 8/10 before you can submit your Silver Award project to GSMW.
Once you pass the Silver Award Quiz, your Project will need to be submitted online to GSMW for approval.
At the end of your project, you will need to submit your final report and time log to GSMW.
Award Deadlines for 6th Grade Cadettes: You must submit the Silver Award final report and time log to GSMW by September 30th.
When you support Girl Scouts earning their Silver Award, you’ll help them see their own power and be by their side as they make a lasting change in their community. Download the Silver Award Adult Volunteer Guidelines to get started today.
First COVID-19 Rapid Response Grant
Across our movement, Girl Scouts are developing highest awards projects to take on the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the guidance of their councils, they are leveraging technology and community partners to lead change while practicing safe social distancing. Peace First has launched a grant program to help young people, 13 years or older, address the community impacts of COVID-19. Interested Girl Scouts can apply for mini-grants of up to $250 to help fund their projects, along with other in-kind support.
Karma for Cara Foundation: Microgrant Program
Karma for Cara Foundation supports young people nationwide in their efforts to contribute to our society and help repair the world through volunteerism and community service. Through the Foundation's Microgrant Program, youth 18 years of age or younger may apply for grants ranging from $250 to $1,000 to complete service projects in their communities. Examples of funded projects include turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground, and helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter. It is the Foundation's intent that grants support the nuts and bolts of projects so stipends, facility rentals, and transportation costs are not funded. Application deadlines are quarterly throughout the year, and the final deadline for 2021 is October 1. Visit Karma for Cara Foundation's website to apply online: https://karmaforcara.org/microgrant-application.
Each membership year GSMW will honor one Silver Award project with the GSMW Silver Award of the Year. A membership year starts on 10/1 and ends on 9/30 of the following year.
To be eligible for the GSMW Silver Award of the Year, the following criteria must be met:
All criteria listed above for the Silver Award of the Year must be completed by September 30th.
If your Girl Scout team has already started the Silver Award project, the project can be eligible for the GSMW Silver Award of the Year by having Troop Leader/Juliette Mentor complete the online GSMW Silver Award training and Silver Award Quiz, achieving a minimum score of 8/10. Then complete the GSMW Silver Award Approval Request and the team will have the opportunity to make project adjustments as stated in step 2 above. Then follow steps 5 and 6 as stated above.