In 1969 a study by the Boy Scouts of America determined that there was a need for an award presented at the council level to recognize women in scouting. The results of this study created the Silver Fawn award as the highest award the local council could bestow upon its female leaders and was the equivalent of the Silver Beaver award. The first Silver Fawn was awarded in 1971 but the award was phased out in 1974 when the Silver Beaver was made available regardless of gender. Nationally only 2455 Silver Fawns were awarded from 1971 until 1974. The award consists of a solid silver mule deer suspended from a green and white ribbon.
Between 1971 and 1974, 16 San Francisco Bay Area Council members were awarded the Silver Fawn. Below is the list of San Francisco Bay Area Council members that have received the award.