Girl Scout Cadettes are girls enrolled in school grades 6-8. They are in between Daisy/Brownie/ Junior and the Senior/Ambassador Girl Scouting experience.
Girl Scout Cadettes participate in Girl Scouting through Girl Scout Pathways, where girls have the freedom to choose from any of the six pathways and may participate in multiple pathways within a membership year. Different pathways will be geared specifically to different grade levels. Here, girls are given the opportunity to explore their skills and interests and are inspired to reach their personal best through a variety of fun and enriching leadership experiences. But more importantly, no matter where or how they participate, girls get the necessary guidance they need from adult volunteers and council staff to develop their leadership skills and understand how those skills can be used to make a difference in the world. A Girl Scout Cadette can also participate by being a Juliette following the Girl Scout Cadette program under the care of a parent or guardian. Contact the Juliette Program Specialist
for more information.
Girl Scout Cadettes also learn through Girl Scout Journeys. The purpose of Journeys is to help girls grow into leaders, but it will also help them experience three keys to leadership which are at the heart of the Girl Scout philosophy of leadership: Discover, Connect and Take Action. Each grade level will have its own series of Journeys to engage the girl in exploring her surroundings. Girls and volunteers will be encouraged to add outings, celebrations, in-depth explorations or anything else that meets their interests, time and resources.
Journeys can be done in a variety of Girl Scout Pathways, including Juliette and short-term experiences.
Currently there are three Journey series entitled It's Your World - Change It! and It's Your Planet - Love It! and It's Your Story-Tell It!
All Girl Scout Cadettes make the Girl Scout Promise and live by the Girl Scout Law.
If you are in grades 6-12 check out our Grades 6-12 section developed by girls for girls.
Girl Scout Cadette program benefits:
- Career mentoring
- Community service projects
- Council-sponsored trips
- Gavel Club – a Toastmasters-sponsored program in collaboration with Girl Scouts
- Girl Scout Cookie and Fall Product Program
- Leadership development
- National and international travel
- Opportunities that involve horses, water sports, outdoor skills and much more
- Resident camp
- Scholarship opportunities
- Speakers Bureau
- Various interest groups
Ready to join? Let us guide you through How to Join. But wait! Before you click on that link, if you are an adult, please consider that adult volunteers are needed to carry out the Girl Scout program. In many cases, Girl Scouting depends on your availability to lead a troop or volunteer in some other capacity. Therefore, please also consider visiting How to Volunteer
where you can explore ways to volunteer.
Click here to register your daughter as a Girl Scout Cadette