Silver Award

Silver Award

Silver Award Workshop

This workshop outlines the eight steps to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award! The Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette (6th-8th grades) can earn. The Bronze Award is earned by a small team of 3-4 girls OR individually. An adult volunteer (parent or Troop/Group Leader) should guide the Cadette(s) through the Silver Award process. Cadettes are additionally encouraged to recruit a project advisor, who is an expert in the field/topic the Cadette chooses for her project. The adult volunteer can watch this workshop and then facilitate it for his/her Cadettes OR the Cadette(s) can watch this workshop as part of one of their troop/group meetings. This is a 45-minute interactive workshop. This workshop is not required to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award.

Course Materials

This training requires high speed internet access. For optimal experience, please use an internet connection that supports at least 3 megabytes per second; dial-up connections will most likely not support this program. Please use Chrome or Safari for best results.

This workshop does include interactive activities, so please have paper and writing utensils (pencils, markers, crayons OR colored pencils) available during the workshop. This workshop does include audio, but if your computer does not have speakers, you can enable the Closed Captioning (subtitles) option. We will provide all information covered after the session for your convenience.

More Information About Earning the GS Silver Award

Becoming an Adult Volunteer

Submit a Volunteer Application

All Volunteers must have a Volunteer Application on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council and pass a criminal background check. To submit your volunteer application: Download the Volunteer Application Packet (#4249) and follow instructions on application for submission. The Volunteer Application is valid for 3 years.

 

Register as an Adult Girl Scout Member

To register, follow these instructions. If applying for financial assistance, online registration is not permitted.

 

How to Apply for Financial Assistance – Adult Member

Financial Assistance for an adult member covers his/her annual membership registration fee and the cost of one activity/event, if that adult volunteer is required to attend per the girl-to-adult ratios in Volunteer Essentials. To apply for Financial Assistance, complete Financial Assistance Application and membership registration form. Submit via e-mail to membership@gsvsc.org or mail to Council Headquarters at:

Registrar – Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council

3663 Peters Creek RD NW

Roanoke, VA 24019

 

Complete Gs101 Training

All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101 Training. GS101Training will give you an overview of the Girl Scouting program. GS101 is an online training presented by GSUSA;
he course lasts approximately 45 minutes. Click here to begin your training!

Information for Girl Scout Cadettes

Silver Award Guidelines

Hey Cadettes! This booklet is just for you. Print it out or save it to a computer for reference later.

 

Highest Awards Website

Check out this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award!

 

Which Journey should I complete?

The first step in earning your Silver Award is completing a Cadette Journey. Go to this website to learn more about the Cadette Journeys. You can choose from three Journey books: aMaze, Breathe!, or MEdia. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website.

 

GSVSC Calendar

Be sure to check out the Council Calendar; there may be program opportunities that will help you complete a Journey!

 

Tell me about other Silver Award projects.

Cadette Girl Scouts come up with the best ideas for their Silver Award projects! Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the globe. Remember, Explore Your Community (Step 4) will help you come up with good ideas.

 

Silver Award Final Report

To earn credit for the Silver Award, you must submit the Girl Scout Silver Award Final Report (#2733). You’ll be required to account for all your hard work, so keep good notes in your Silver Award notebook. Don’t forget to get your project advisor to sign this form. His/her signature indicates the project was approved!

 

Share the news!

Share the Silver news! Complete this Press Request Form to enable GSVSC to share the news that you completed your Silver Award.

Information for Adult Volunteers

Submit a Volunteer Application:

All Volunteers must have a Volunteer Application on file with Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council. The Volunteer Application is valid for 3 years.

 

SilverAward Guidelines

This booklet can be used by Cadette Girl Scouts or their adult volunteer. It outlines the eight steps to earn the Silver Award clearly and provides helpful examples. We encourage you to give each Cadette Girl Scout her own copy to work with throughout the project. It’s great for girls to have their own notebook to keep this booklet, and other notes, handy. Print it out or save it to a computer for reference later.

 

Important Forms & Paperwork

All the forms you need to submit for the Silver Award project can be found at www.gsvsc.org/forms/. Keep the following forms in mind:

If your Cadette(s) needs to earn additional funds to carry out the project, please complete the Application for Additional Money-Earning Projects (#2131). To
host an Additional Money-Earning Project, Girl Scouts must have participated in both
Council-sponsored product sales that membership year.

To earn credit for the Silver Award, the Cadette(s) must submit the Girl Scout Silver Award Final Report (#2733). They will be required to account for all their hard work, so encourage them to keep good notes. You can encourage your Cadette(s) to use this form to track their service hours; remember, Cadette(s) are recommended to spend 50 hours to complete their Silver Award project, excluding the completion of the Journey. The project advisor must sign this form. His/her signature indicates the project was approved.

Share the Silver news! Complete this Press Request Form to enable GSVSC to share the news that your Cadette(s) completed the Silver Award.

 

Silver Award Guidelines for Adults

This booklet is designed just for you and guides you as you mentor your Cadette Girl Scouts along their Silver Award adventure!

 

Highest Awards Website

Check out this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award! You can also find Frequently Asked Questions answered here.

 

Tell me more about Girl Scout Journeys.

The first step to earn a Silver Award is to complete a Cadette Journey. There are three Journey books at each age-level, so the Cadette Girl Scouts can choose which Journey they’d like to complete. Most Girl Scouts say it takes 3-4 months to complete a Journey, but this time frame is not required. Go to this website to learn more about three Cadette Journeys: aMaze, Breathe!, or MEdia. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website. We encourage you to take Lesson 3 of Girl Scouting 103 to learn more about how to implement the Journeys with your Girl Scout Cadettes..

 

GSVSC Calendar

Be sure to check out the Council Calendar; there may be program opportunities that will help your Juniors complete a Journey!

 

Need some ideas?

Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the globe. Remember, the Silver Award should be girl-led.

Questions?

Questions? Email us at info@gsvsc.org to connect with our customer care team.

Silver Award Guidelines

This booklet can be used by Girl Scouts or their adult volunteer. It outlines the seven steps to earn the Silver Award clearly and provides helpful examples.

You can pursue your Girl Scout Silver Award if:

  • You're in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade (or equivalent)
  • You're registered as a Girl Scout Cadette
  • You have completed a Cadette Journey

Girl Scout Silver Award Steps

Step 1.    Identify an issue you care about
Step 2.   Build your Girl Scout Silver Award team or decide to go solo
Step 3.   Explore your community
Step 4.   Pick your Silver Award project
Step 5.   Develop your project
Step 6.   Make a plan and put it into motion
Step 7.   Reflect, share your story, and celebrate!

Important Forms and Paperwork

All the forms you need to submit for the Silver Award project can be found at www.gsvsc.org/forms. Keep the following forms in mind:

If your Cadette(s) needs to earn additional funds to carry out her project, you need to complete the Notification of Application for Additional Money-Earning Projects (#2131). To host an Additional Money-Earning Project, Girl Scouts must have participated in both Council-sponsored product sales that membership year. For more information about Money-Earning Basics, check out Volunteer Essentials.

To earn credit for the Silver Award, she must submit the Silver Award Proposals and Final Reports (#2733) form. They will be required to account for all their hard work, so encourage them to keep good notes. You can encourage your Cadette(s) to use the Volunteer Service Award/Time Log (#3005) form to track their service hours. Remember, Cadette(s) are recommended to spend 50 hours to complete their Silver Award project, excluding the completion of the Journey. The project adviser must sign this form. His/her signature indicates the project was approved.

Share the Silver news! Complete the Silver Award Recipient Publicity (#2605) to enable GSVSC to share the news that your Cadette(s) completed the Silver Award.

The Silver Award Project

What is a Girl Scout Journey? The first step to earn a Silver Award is to complete a Cadette Journey. There are three Journey books at each age-level, so the Cadette Girl Scouts can choose which Journey they’d like to complete. Most Girl Scouts say it takes 3-4 months to complete a Journey, but this time frame is not required. Go to this website to learn more about three Cadette Journeys: aMaze, Breathe! or MEdia. You can also learn more about the Journeys in Volunteer Essentials or at this website. We encourage you to take Lesson 3 of Girl Scouting 103 to learn more about how to implement the Journeys with your Girl Scout Cadettes. Cadette Girl Scouts come up with the best ideas for their Silver Award projects! Remember, Step 3. Explore Your Community will help you come up with good ideas.

Need some ideas?
Use this website to explore some of the ideas around the globe. Remember, the Silver Award should be girl-led.

Are there any other resources I should check out? Take a look at this website for more information about Highest Awards, including the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award! Be sure to check out the Council Calendar as there may be program opportunities that will help your Cadette(s) complete a Journey!

Silver Award Guidelines for Adults

This booklet is designed just for you and guides you as you mentor your Girl Scouts along their Silver Award adventure!

How do I register as an Adult Girl Scout Member? Register as an adult member online in eBiz. If applying for financial assistance, online registration is not permitted.

Can I receive financial assistance as an Adult Girl Scout Member? Financial Assistance for an adult member covers his/her annual membership registration fee and the cost of one activity/event, if that adult volunteer is required to attend per the girl-to- adult ratios in Volunteer Essentials. To apply for Financial Assistance, contact membership@gsvsc.org to request the adult paper membership registration form and download the Adult Financial Assistance Application (#1116). Once complete, submit both the adult paper membership registration form and adult financial assistance application via e-mail to membership@gsvsc.org for processing.

What is GS101 training? All Leaders/Co-leaders must complete GS101 Training. GS101Training will give you an overview of the Girl Scouting program. GS101 is an online training presented by GSUSA. The course lasts approximately 45 minutes. Click here to begin your training!

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