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.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts is committed to supporting all Girl Scouts who are interested in earning their Highest Awards. If there are any accessibility factors, accommodations, or supports that we can provide, please let us know.
Are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade
Are a registered Girl Scout Cadette
Have completed a Cadette Journey
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 this guide to get started today.
Identify an issue you care about. Brainstorm topics you are most passionate about and identify issues related to them.
Build your team. You can earn the Silver Award individually or with a team of 3-4 girls. Gather a group of supporters who believe in making a difference and can help you along the way.
Explore your community. Identify communities you are a part of or have worked with in the past, and assess needs or gaps within them.
Choose your project. Confirm the community need, and how you will take action to address it.
Make a plan. As a group and with help from volunteers, create a project plan. Then, share your plan with GSEMA.
Put your plan into motion. Work together to implement your plan, making sure everyone on your team has a role and responsibility.
Spread the word. Once you've completed tour project, it’s time to think about what you did, why it mattered, and what you learned.
Download the Silver Award Guidelines for more details and access the GSEMA Silver Award Training in gsLearn.
Once you have chosen a community issue and developed a plan to address it, share your project plans with GSEMA. The Program Team will review your plan to make sure it meets the criteria, share feedback, and offer support for meeting your goals. After this review, your project will be pre-approved for the Silver Award!
Be prepared to share:
Once you share your project plans with GSEMA, you’ll receive an email confirmation with a copy of your submission. GSEMA’s Program Team will respond within 7-10 business days.
Please note, your final opportunity to submit a proposal is July 15 after you or your oldest team member completes eighth grade.
Upon completion of your project, submit your Silver Award Final Report. The Silver Award Final Report is for the Silver Award team to complete together. Only one is necessary to complete per project. This final report can also be used for Girl Scouts who led an individual project.
Complete the online Silver Award Final Report. Once submitted, you will receive a confirmation email with a copy of the report.
Upon approval, the group will receive a status update email. The volunteer listed on the report will then receive the following: