Girl Scout Cadettes
Girl Scout Level: Girl Scout Cadette
Grade Level: Sixth, Seventh, and Eight Grades
What Cadettes Do:
Cadettes work on projects which require learning about a topic and then taking steps to improve the world with the information they have gathered. Cadette Girl Scouts may also earn the Leader in Action Award:
Girl Scout Cadettes can earn their LiA award by working with a Girl Scout Brownie troop. Each Journey series has the opportunity for middle school girls to influence, share and teach younger girls to earn this special leadership award.
In the It's Your World Change It series - Cadettes explore the maze of relationships while helping Brownies with their Brownie Quest to earn their LiA award.
In the It's Your Planet Love It series - Cadettes have air, Brownies have water. Encourage Cadettes to earn this LiA by bringing the two elements together!
In the It's Your Story Tell It series - Cadettes share their media savvy while helping Brownies explore their World of Girls Journey to earn this LiA award.
Cadettes can also earn the Program Aide Award, and the Silver Award (the highest achievement for Cadettes).
As a Cadette, You Might…
Girl Scout Cadettes can wear the Girl Scout Membership Pin, showing they belong to Girl Scouts of the USA, and the World Trefoil Pin, signifying membership in a worldwide Movement. Girls can also buy a Cadette sash or Cadette vest to display Interest Project Awards and other insignia. Click to view a chart which shows how to wear the Girl Scout Cadette insignia.
How to Join
Any girl from K-12, from any neighborhood and any background can become a Girl Scout at any time during the year. The traditional and most well known Girl Scouting experience is through Girl Scout Troops. A girl may also join Girl Scouts as a Non-Troop Affiliated (NTA) Girl Scout. To register your daughter as a Girl Scout, please find your school district or the school district your daughter attends and contact your local field director. If you do not live in Nassau County, please use Council Finder to find a Girl Scout Council in your area.