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What Cadettes Do

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:


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


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


Get outdoors and off the beaten trail


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


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





For Cadette Troop Leaders

Check out these helpful tools below, and explore the Volunteer Toolkit for additional resources.

Cadette Journeys

It's Your Story - Tell It! MEdia
Look for the ME in media and learn how you can shape media — for yourselves, your community and the world.

It's Your Planet - Love It! Breathe
Explore ways to improve the world’s air quality while supporting and nourishing your own abilities as leaders who are aware, alert and able.

It's Your World - Change It! aMAZE
Life is a maze of relationships and this Journey will have you maneuvering through all its twists and turns to find true friendships and plenty of confidence.

NEW - Cadette Outdoor Journey

Leadership in Action

Cadettes can earn a Leader in Action (LiA) award by assisting a Brownie troop on the National Leadership Journey that correlates with the Journey they are working on. (Some examples would be World of Girls and MEdia or the Brownie and Cadette Think Like an Engineer Journey.) There are specific LiA award requirements for the three original Journey series: It's Your World—Change It!, It's Your Planet—Love It!, and It's Your Story—Tell It!. 

To earn a LiA, Cadettes share their organizational skills, use one of their special talents, teach Brownies something important from their Journey, and reflect on the experience. For more information about LiA, Cadettes can network with the adult volunteers guiding Brownie troops in the Girl Scout community.

Program Aide

Cadettes earn this by completing a LIA Journey award, going through leadership training and working with younger girls.