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What Cadettes Do

Grades 6-8

Making true-blue friends, saving the planet, standing up against stereotypes, using their team power for the greater good—that’s what being a Girl Scout Cadette is all about.

Cadettes blaze new trails in the wilderness, write and direct their own movies, take the stage for public speaking, make delicious meals from around the world, and pick up tools to do some woodworking. Their curiosity and imagination lead the way as they try all kinds of new experiences.

As a Cadette, she might:

Share stories (and smiles) with new friends in her troop or forge her own path as an Individual Girl Member (IGM)


Try out new experiences (and learn new skills) as she earns badges


Choose an issue she cares about, then do something to make a difference as part of a Girl Scout Leadership Journey


Sell cookies (and have fun doing it) to fund her Take Action project or travel opportunities


Get outdoors and off the beaten trail


Gain confidence as she mentors younger Girl Scouts (and earns her Leadership in Action award in the process)


Earn her Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette can earn

Cadettes are poised to lead the way in every way. You can become a Program Aide or Counselor-in-Training, and the door to awesome adventures swings open with travel opportunities and program events created just for you!

It will still be VERY cool to mark your journey with the badges and awards you earn. Take a look here, Cadette, and start making plans for greatness.


Uniform Insignia Placement

Girl Scout badges, patches, awards, and other insignia should be presented, worn, and displayed only after Girl Scouts have completed the requirements outlined in official program materials. Learn how you should place insignia on a Girl Scout Cadette uniform.