How Do You Get a Silver Award in the Girl Scouts?


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To get a silver award in the Girl Scouts, a scout must complete a community service Take Action project. Girl Scouts in certain regions must submit a form after completing the project. Fifty hours is the suggested minimum time for completion of a Take Action project.

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As of 2014, only a girl in 6th, 7th or 8th grade can earn the award, and she must already by registered as a Girl Scout Cadette. She also is required to complete a Cadette Journey before beginning her Take Action project. Girl Scouts are allowed to complete the project alone or with a team of Cadettes. The project should deal with an issue the Cadette cares about and be something that helps the community. Once the Cadette determines the issue her project focuses on, she can develop her plan and accomplish it. The silver award is the second-most prestigious award a Girl Scout can earn, behind the gold award, and it is the highest award a Cadette can earn.

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America was formed in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. The organization began with 18 girls and had grown to over three million by 2011. There are four Girl Scout levels grouped by grade: Brownies, Intermediates, Cadettes and Seniors.

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