Has your daughter entered middle school and joined in more social activities, community service, become more fashion conscious or trying to “fit in” at her new school? Then Girl Scouts is here to help her be all that she can be!
As a Cadette Girl Scout she will engage in activities like these that explore relationships with others while learning to appreciate the differences that make her unique:
- Attend an anti-bullying workshop.
- Assist with a Brownie troop on their Quest.
- Participate in an environmental clean-up day.
- Learn about fashion design or jewelry making.
Through these and many other activities and by following the national program outlined in the Girl Scout Journey Books, Cadette Girl Scouts will:
- Be better able to examine issues and ideas from various perspectives
- Strengthen existing relationships and seek to create new connections with others in their communities
- Show increased commitment to educate others on how to better their communities
- Show an increase in self-efficiency
- Be better able to address obstacles
- Be able to create and implement detailed action plans for their projects
What Cadettes Wear
Girl Scouts at each level have one required element (tunic, sash, or vest) for the display of official pins and awards, that will be required when girls participate in ceremonies or when officially representing Girl Scouts. For girls ages 5 to 14, the unifying look includes wearing a choice of a tunic, vest, or sash combined with their own solid white shirts and khaki pants or skirts.
Many troops and groups also make their own “Troop shirts” to wear on field trips, group outings and overnights at camp. Parents should check with your troop leader for more information.
Click here to see a sample of the official Girl Scout Cadette vest and sash and how to place insignias, pins, patches and badges.
What Cadettes Do and Earn
Girl Scout Cadettes earn proficiency badges, participation patches and Journey Awards. They hike and camp, participate in the Cookie Sale program and much more. They improve neighborhoods, participate in community service projects that protect the planet and design robots. Cadettes also connect with others to develop and complete a project to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. Click here to learn more about what Girl Scout Cadettes do.
Whether in a troop or group or as an individual, the GSSEF Girl Scout program starts girls off on a Journey of their choice from the GSUSA National Leadership Journeys series. Girls will earn awards, have fun, discover more about themselves and take on projects that change the world.
Girls then add The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to their program portfolio. The Girl’s Guide offers girls national proficiency badges, traditions and history, an awards log, and much more.
How Cadettes Learn
Using the GSUSA National Program materials and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience — a model that engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place, girls learn leadership skills at all grade levels. Girls learn new skills from their adult leader and each other. They learn by doing hands on experiments, trying new things and teaching others.