Before starting work on your Silver Award, you must:
- Complete one Cadette Journey
To ensure that girls develop the planning, problem solving and critical thinking skills that they will need in order to create and complete a successful Silver Award project, GSCNC strongly recommends that girls follow the steps for each of the sample sessions outlined in the Advisor Guide for their chosen Journey. This includes completing a take-action project, which will serve as great practice for their Silver Award!
While it is possible to work through a Journey in a shorter amount of time, in order to be fully prepared to work on the Silver Award (and eventually the Gold Award), working through all of the sessions is advised.
Here's the GSUSA site with more details about the SIlver Award: GSUSA Silver Award Site.
Once you have completed your Journey, you must engage in a Take Action Project that addresses a root issue that you're interested in, has an impact outside of your immediate community, and is sustainable. It is suggested that you spend a minimum of 50 hours on the project. The 50 hour guideline does not include time spent on your Journey. Your troop leader can approve your Take Action project. You do not need council approval.
To complete your Silver Award, GSCNC asks that you use the following resources:
- Silver Award Girl Guide (PDF) (Word)
- Silver Award Adult Guide (PDF) (Word)
- Silver Award Final Report Form--Pathway GSLE (PDF) (Word)
Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about Pathway GSLE awards.