Girl Scout Silver Award Steps
The requirements changed in 2011, after the Journeys program was adopted by Girl Scouts around the country. The High Awards in Girl Scouts help girls develop skills like leadership, service, and career exploration. Both Juliettes and Troops are encouraged to find needs in their community and make positive change—to make the world a better place. In order to achieve the Silver Award, a girl must:
- Be a registered Girl Scout Cadette in 6th, 7th or 8th grade
- Participate in a Take Action Project
- Complete a Cadette Journey
- Complete at least of 50 hours of service
Here is a cheat sheet of requirements to complete your Silver Award!
- Complete a Cadette Journey, either independently or with your Troop
- Make the solution sustainable! Find a partner in the community to work with, either by brainstorming it yourself, or by referring to the GSNMT website for community partners.
- Submit a Silver Award Intent Form, available at www.nmgirlscouts.org
- Submit any applications for fundraising or in kind donations to Council—Keep in mind that you must be approved for fundraising prior to completion of the project. Refer to page 80 of Volunteer Essentials for a detailed description of GSNMT’s policies
- Complete 50 hours of service on the approved project—documenting all the fun along the way!
- Submit your Final Report to the Silver Award Liaison
If you need support along the way, remember you can always ask for help and refer to the resources listed below:
- Council Silver Award Liaison, Norah Doss: firstname.lastname@example.org, 505-923-2516
- Your Cadette Journey
- The Silver Award Guidelines and Adult Guide on GSUSA website
- The Silver Award Documents on GSNMT website
GSNMT Silver Award Support and Paperwork