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Scouting By Grade Levels

Daisy - grades K-1
What Do Daisies Do?

Brownie - grades 2-3
What Do Brownies Do?

Junior - grades 4-5
What Do Juniors Do?

Cadette - grades 6-8
What Do Cadettes Do?

Senior - grades 9-10
What Do Seniors Do?

Ambassador - grades 11-12
What Do Ambassadors Do?

Adult - age 17+ (male or female)
What Do Volunteers Do?

Cadette Resources

cadette uniform cadette badges cadette books


What do Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8) Do?

Girl Scout Cadettes mix and match activities to suit their interests, and gain self-confidence as they give back to the world aound them. They connect with each other, have fun, and build self-esteem as they work on a range of projects and gain life experiences.

They may choose to earn their Silver Award, an invaluable learning opportunity that shows they are leaders who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their community.

Cadette Meetings

Cadettes have more control of what they do as Girl Scouts and are encouraged to pursue individual and group goals. Focus grows toward maintaining healthy lifestyles, taking a stand on issues within the community and learning how to resolve conflict and set goals. However, a Girl Scout Cadette still has the opportunity to mix and match activities that support her passions and earn her badges!

Meetings vary a great deal, depending on individual and group projects, which are more complex than younger levels of Girl Scouts. Meetings will often involve learning about a topic or a concept, and then taking steps to improve the world through education or service. Cadette Girl Scouts often choose to organize or help with activities for their sister Daisy, Brownie or Junior Girl Scouts.

Cadette Troop Leaders act as advisors to their Girl Scouts as they make nearly all decisions about their program. Parents are asked to support the troop by helping where needed, such as with transportation, group snacks, or family outings.

Interested in becoming a Troop Leader? Visit our What Do Volunteers Do? page for more information.

As a Girl Scout Cadette, you can:

  • Plan troop activities and outings (with assistance from your troop leader)
  • Attend council events and programs
  • Manage your group's finances
  • Use your leadership skills to make a difference in your community
  • Earn the Girl Scout Silver Award
  • Attend day or resident camp
  • Develop your team-building skills
  • Expand on your personal interests
  • Earn badges and patches by trying new activities
  • Earn Journey award patches for learning leadership skills
  • Work together to organize activities for younger Girl Scout
  • Participate in destinations and travel across the country or around the world
  • Participate in Girl Scout Cookie Program and the Fall Product Program to fund your Cadette adventures

Cadette Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting

This all-in-one badge book and handbook is your guide to your Junior adventure. It complements the Girl Scout Journeys by helping girls build skills to become successful and gain the confidence to do amazing things!

Journeys For Girl Scout Cadettes

On every Leadership Journey, everything girls do—whether it's performing science experiments, creating art projects, cooking simple meals, or learning to protect the planet's water supply—is aimed at giving them the benefits of the Girl Scout "Keys to Leadership": Discover, Connect, Take Action.

All Cadettes in a troop work together on the same journey, which is decided at the beginning of the Girl Scout year.

The Cadette Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting, the Cadette Journeys and all patches are available at our council's Service Centers and our online shop

What is the Cadette Uniform?

Girls can wear a Girl Scout Cadette Membership Pin as a sign of their belonging to the Girl Scout Movement. Cadettes may wear a sash or vest to proudly display their badges and patches! Each troop decides which components of the official uniform to wear to represent their Girl Scout troop.

How Can I Find Out More?

Fill our the Interest form on our Join page. We will be in touch about the best way for your daughter to become a Girl Scout!


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