Receiving a Silver Key is a tradition celebrated by some incoming Cadette troops. Girls are given a silver key on a chain or necklace. The silver key symbolizes that the girls are seeking to unlock the door to Cadette Girl Scouting and experience all that lies behind it, including potentially earning the Silver Award. It could be given as part of bridging or investiture.
The key represents your challenge
to look wider still in all you do
while always remembering to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
responsible for what you say and do,
respectful of yourself and others,
respectful of authority,
wise in your use of resources,
and always trying to make the world a better place
while being a sister to every Girl Scout
You hold the key to your Future!!! Wear this as a symbol of pride for Girl Scouting. Wear it as a symbol of friendship for each other. But most of all, wear it as a symbol of admiration and support from us to you. Not as your parents, but as your advisors.