What Will We Do in Girl Scouts?
Actives for girls and leaders vary by their Girl Scout Grade Level.
Daisies – Kindergarten & First Grade
What Will Girl Scout Daisies Do?
It’s never too early to start being a leader! Girl Scouts is the perfect way for incoming Kindergarteners to make new friends and get involved in inspiring activities. Being a Girl Scout is fun—but the outcomes are significant and help every girl be her best self.
Girl Scout program grows with girls—Daisies start with the basics, and they’ll build on their successes each year with more exciting opportunities. Each week, they will do fun activities with their friends that teach them broad sets of skills and helps them earn Petals, Leaves, and Journey Awards.
What Will Daisy Leaders Do?
Girl Scout Daisies have lots of energy, and love to play, explore the outdoors, and create things. Even at these younger grades, we promote Girl-Led Programming, or empowering girls with choices whenever possible. For Daisies, this often means letting them choose the awards they’ll work on that week, and letting them choose between field trip options. Learn more about leading her troop.
Brownies – Second & Third Grades
What Will Girl Scout Brownies Do?
Whether she bridges up from a Daisy or joins in second or third grade, a Girl Scout Brownie will explore the world with her friends. She earns Journey Awards, which build leadership skills, and badges demonstrate her skills in science, health, art, and more.
She runs her own business as part of the cookie program, and makes a difference with service projects. She can attend day or longer camps on her own or with her troop and family.
What Will Brownie Leaders Do?
Girl Scout Brownies love run and play outside, show their creativity with art projects, and help others. They are also very social and dividing into smaller groups for projects and performances can be fun. We promote Girl-Led Programming, or empowering girls whenever possible. For Brownies, this can mean letting them choose the awards they’ll earn or letting them choose between field trip ideas. Brownies also love having personal responsibilities for tasks, so let them help out whenever possible. Learn more about leading her troop.
Juniors – Fourth & Fifth Grades
What Will Girl Scout Juniors Do?
A Girl Scout Junior takes charge of her experience by planning activities and choosing community projects with her troop. She will build on leadership and practical skills by earning badges, Journey Awards, and participating in the cookie program. She can continue attending camps with her troop and family, or choose to attend longer wilderness trips. She earns the Girl Scout Bronze Award by planning and completing a service project.
What Will Junior Leaders Do?
Girl Scout Juniors are at an age where they want to make decisions and exert their independence. This works with our Girl-Led philosophy, which empowers girls and encourages them to take increasing responsibility as they grow up. Juniors will love getting to take a larger hand in choosing the badges and awards they earn, planning meetings, and customizing activities. They are very social at this age, so they will appreciate opportunities to team up in both large and small groups for activities. Learn more about leading her troop.
Cadettes – Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grade
What Will Girl Scout Cadettes Do?
A Girl Scout Cadette expands her horizons in the company of great friends. Earning the Girl Scout Silver Award demonstrates that she is an organized and determined leader dedicated to improving her community. She can help younger Girl Scouts by serving as a Youth Event Assistant, and she can travel the world through Girl Scouts Destinations.
What Will Cadettes Leaders Do?
As middle schoolers, Girl Scout Cadettes, are at an age where they can take on larger leadership roles. Troop Leaders are the girls’ coaches, as girls will be more engaged if they have more decision-making power. The adults will be there to help think through tasks and make sure things are done safely, but the girls should be active leaders choosing activities, planning meetings, and leading service projects. Learn more about leading her troop.
Seniors – Ninth & Tenth Grade
What Do Girl Scout Seniors Do?
A Girl Scout Senior tackles challenges that require critical thinking skills and independence. She will plan enriching activities with her troop and start planning for her future. In addition to attending camps and wilderness trips, she can grow as a leader as a Counselor-In-Training.
What Do Senior Leaders Do?
These girls have been gradually taking increasing responsibility as they grew through Girl Scouts. As high school students, they own the goals, vision, and decision making of the troop, with adults there to coach, mentor, and cheer them on. A Senior Leader will act as a resource as the troop plans complex projects, encourages them to explore new areas, and encourages them to share what excites them with others. Learn more about leading her troop.
Ambassadors – Eleventh & Twelfth Grade
What Do Girl Scout Ambassadors Do?
A Girl Scout Ambassador discovers how to be advocates for the causes she cares about. She will connect with like-minded young women and work together to make a difference in the world. By earning the prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award, she will demonstrate her leadership, communication, and organizational skills while showcasing the knowledge and community awareness she gained throughout her Girl Scout experience.
What Do Ambassador Leaders Do?
These girls have been gradually taking increasing responsibility as they grew through Girl Scouts. As high school students, they own the goals, vision, and decision making of the troop, with adults there to coach, mentor, and cheer them on. As their leader, you will be their biggest advocate, give them advice, and take pride as they grow into active adults. You’ll assist them in networking with new connections and help them find career resources. Learn more about leading her troop.