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Girl Scout Cadette (6-8)

Cadette_GGGSWelcome Girl Scout Cadettes! There are so many things in Girl Scouting that are made just for you!  Organize community projects, help plan a badge workshop for younger Girl Scouts or volunteer with Habitat for Humanity. Try a destinations trip or earn your Girl Scout Silver Award. These opportunities can also impact your future in a big way by broadening your experiences, helping you make connections in the community and building your résumé. 

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting is an all-in-one handbook and badge program that complements Girl Scout Leadership Journeys featured in the tabs below. The guide introduces girls to the Girl Scout experience at every level. It’s an updated badge program focused on life skills for 21st century girls. It’s a scrapbook and journal so that every girl can make every experience uniquely her own. And, it’s designed to work with Girl Scout Leadership Journeys to provide girls with the benefits of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Learn more.

It’s Your World – Change It! Journey

Cadette_aMAZE_JourneyGirl Scout Journeys are leadership experiences that incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into fun, thematic series that can be customized. In partnership with girls, leaders can add outings, celebrations and explorations that suit the Journey’s theme and the girls’ interests. Journeys can be stretched over a Girl Scout year or done over the course of a few weeks or months.

aMAZE

Life is a maze of relationships and this journey has Girl Scout Cadettes maneuvering through all its twists and turns to find true friendships, plenty of confidence, and maybe even peace.

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Practice relaxation at a yoga studio
  • Visit possible places where girls can do their Take Action project

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Visit a maze (corn, labyrinth, or other) 
  • Hold a movie night – watch various movies about friendships and cliques 
  • Restructure the Journey and complete some of the activities at camp or a retreat instead of troop meetings
  • Have the girls interact with older girls who can provide a new perspective 
  • Physically make a box/kit of skills they learned – let girls decorate 

For more information on this Journey and the awards associated with it, please click here. And remember the green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options!

It’s Your Planet – Love It! Journey

Cadette_Breathe_JourneyGirl Scout Journeys are leadership experiences that incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into fun, thematic series that can be customized. In partnership with girls, leaders can add outings, celebrations and explorations that suit the Journey’s theme and the girls’ interests. Journeys can be stretched over a Girl Scout year or done over the course of a few weeks or months.

Breathe

You’ll use all five senses as you clear the air – your own and Earth’s! You’ll inspire others to act for air and end up making an impact on Earth – and its atmosphere.

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Visit a yoga studio
  • Explore wind energy by visiting a wind farm 
  • Visit the symphony or concert to explore sound 
  • Visit a sound studio 

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Do some of the activities at camp or a retreat instead of troop meetings 
  • Make some of the recipes listed in the book or find other “air” recipes 
  • Spend time journaling in nature – listen to the sounds, feel the air 

For more information on this Journey and the awards associated with it, please click here. And remember the green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options!

It’s Your Story – Tell It! Journey

Cadette_MEdia_JourneyGirl Scout Journeys are leadership experiences that incorporate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into fun, thematic series that can be customized. In partnership with girls, leaders can add outings, celebrations and explorations that suit the Journey’s theme and the girls’ interests. Journeys can be stretched over a Girl Scout year or done over the course of a few weeks or months.

MEdia

On this Journey, an emphasis is placed on media literacy and creative expression. All along the Journey, girls have opportunities to engage in a variety of arts while they learn how they can shape media – for themselves, their community and the world.

Community Programs & Field Trip Ideas

  • Microsoft and Apple stores provide various computer/technology-related classes
  • Visit a television studio or radio station or a local newspaper 
  • Anywhere you can “power down” – museums, the park, camping

Programming Ideas for Troop Meetings

  • Watch the Golden Eaglet video on the history of Girl Scouts 
  • Have girls use a computer, iPod or their phones to share songs that remind them of the people in their troop or the Girl Scout Promise and Law 
  • Visit a local film festival
  • Look at various media campaigns like Dove’s Real Beauty or It Gets Better 
  • Put together a media scavenger hunt that could be indoors or outdoors and could involve the internet, television, billboards and more

For more information on this Journey and the awards associated with it, please click here. And remember the green boxes throughout the Facilitator Guide have great additional programming options!

Girl Scout Cadette Uniform

Girl Scout Cadettes wear the Girl Scout Membership Pin, showing they belong to Girl Scouts of the USA, and the World Trefoil Pin, signifying their membership in a worldwide Girl Scouts/Girl Guides organization. Cadettes wear a sash or vest to display official pins and awards. The unifying look includes wearing the sash or vest together with a solid white shirt and khaki pants or a skirt.

This “uniform” is required when girls participate in ceremonies or officially represent the Girl Scout Movement (such as in a parade or while performing community service).

Uniform components can be purchased at the council shops or online.Cadette Uniform

Girl Scout Silver Award

The Girl Scout Silver Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Cadette can earn, represents a girl’s accomplishment in Girl Scouting and her community as she grows and works to improve her life and the lives of others. Learn more.

Journey Connections to State Curriculum Standards

The content of the Journey series have been correlated (by grade level) to the health and PE, language arts, math, science and social studies standards for all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.

Learn more on how Journeys support North Carolina curriculum standards by grade level.