For girls in grades 6-8

Cadettes Map


There are many badges the girls can earn with their troop or on their own. The Cadette Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting has many of the badges and their requirements.  You can also ask your leader for details.

Skill-Building Badge Sets (Associated National Proficiency Badges)


• Digital Movie Maker
• Eating for Beauty
• Public Speaker
• Science of Happiness
• Screenwriter


• Book Artist
• Woodworker
• Special Agent
• Trailblazing
• Baby Sitter


• Night Owl
• Animal Helpers
• Field Day
• Entrepreneur
• Netiquette

Make Your Own Badge:

Girls can earn once a year

Girls’ Choice Badges

• Archery
• Outdoor Art Apprentice

Cadette Legacy National Proficiency Badges

• Artist – Comic Artist
• Athlete – Good Sportsmanship
• Citizen – Finding Common Ground
• Cook – New Cuisines
• First Aid – Cadette First Aid
• Girl Scout Way – Cadette Girl Scout Way
• Naturalist – Trees

Financial Literacy Badges

• Budgeting
• Comparison Shopping
• Financing My Dreams

Cookie Business Badges

• Business Plan
• Marketing
• Think Big

Mentoring Awards

• Cadette Program Aide Award


Breathe!—A wind farm, an environmental scientist, or experiments using wind teach girls about the air we breathe. Cadettes can work together to complete their Breathe! Journey by planting an indoor garden, campaigning against smoking, or pushing for clean-air initiatives in their community.

The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum usually offers a Cadette Breathe Journey Workshop in November/December.

Media Journey – Taking a critical look at media from movies to music to TV, Cadettes learn how to reshape negative messages into positive ones. As they continue on the MEdia Journey, they may re-write hurtful song lyrics, start a blog about movies, or use social media to combat stereotypes.

aMAZE! Journey — Developing healthy relationships, navigating cliques, and moving beyond stereotypes are major themes in aMAZE! The Twists and Turns of Getting Along. Cadettes team up on projects with younger girls, senior citizens, or classmates to share their new friendship-building skills.

There are also new journeys and new badges to work on.

Leadership Awards

Working with Brownie Troop, Cadettes help them through each of their journeys.

Silver Award

The Silver Award is the highest award a Cadette can earn in scouting. Girls need to have completed one Cadette Journey, be in 6th, 7th or 8th grade and be a registered Girl Scout. Going for the Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn—gives you the chance to do big things and make your community better in the process


From Cadettes on up, the same beige uniform, vest or sash, is used. Girls keep the same tab from now on as well.

The Girl Scouts USA website downloadable pdf  will show you where insignia/patches should be placed:

Sash or Vest is up to the troop.  The few items we require are the blue insignia tab, WAGGGS pin and membership pin. To march in the Memorial Day Parade we require the tab and pins, a PLAIN white shirt and khaki bottoms (shorts, skort, skirt, pants).