Cadettes (Grades 6-8)
Hello Troop Leaders and Girls!
These videos and activities are designed to give you ideas for adapting badge steps in a virtual environment. Watch the videos, read the instructions, and add any necessary adaptations to meet your troop’s needs. We don’t recommend playing the videos at troop meetings—but they’re great if a girl is doing a badge step on her own or had to miss a session!
Girl Scout Cadettes is the fourth level in Girl Scouts and is open to girls in grades 6-8.
Cadette Animal Helpers Badge Activity: Discover the Power of Animals
You know that we can help animals in need, but did you know that animals help humans too? From dogs who guide the blind to goldfish who detect water pollution, you’ll find out how animals use their five senses to help people. Think like an animal trainer and teach animals to help humans
Cadette Trail Adventure Badge Activity: First Aid For Hiking And Trail Running
Learn about common trail injuries so that you’re prepared to avoid or respond to them if they happen.
Cadette Primitive Camper Badge Activity: Be a Dishwashing Diva
Whether you’re in the backcountry or backyard, you need to know how to properly clean up after a meal using an easy (and fun!) three-bucket technique.
Cadette Trees Badge Activity: Design A Tree House
Think like an architect and create a unique design for the perfect tree house.
Cadette Eco Trekker Badge Activity: Make a Difference after Your Eco Trek
Put together a short documentary of your trek and the environmental issue you explored. Share it with your troop, school, family, and friends. Get a discussion going after your presentation to talk about possible solutions.
Cadette Outdoor Art Apprentice Badge Activity: Explore Art Outdoors
Record how things change outdoors. Head outside and find a scene—it might be a lake, a tree, the ocean, a trail, or a plant in your backyard. You can even find a family photo or look online. Write about it or sketch it in color. Record everything you observe.
Girl Scout Tree Promise
Join a national movement address climate change! Take the Girl Scout Tree Promise and unlock a special patch when you plant, protect or honor a tree!
Cadette Digital Leadership: Map Your Digital Landscape
Examine how you use technology. Then create an infographic to show your digital landscape.
Special Event: Being Cyber Safe and Cyber Savvy
All around the world, girls like you are connecting with friends, family, and communities online. Talk with real experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) about stories you might not hear about on the news. We're chatting with a panel of special agents on all-things cyber: cybersecurity, cyberbullying, and how you can help others be cybersafe online.The recording is free to watch but requires sign-in. This event was hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA and our partners from the FBI.
Special Event: The Space Mission Experience
Join AstraFemina member and former astronaut Sandy Magnus to hear what she discovered about herself and the world around her as she journeyed into space. How did she become interested in space? What surprised her? What obstacles did she face and how did she overcome them? How was her isolation experience? The recording is free to watch but requires sign-in. This event was hosted by Girl Scouts of the USA and AstraFemina.
Cadette STEM Career Exploration Badge Activity: Explore The Future
Find out how a career in STEM can help you make a difference for other people, animals, and the environment. You’ll complete a challenge and discover jobs in six different fields of STEM.
Cadette Programming Robots Badge Activity: Use A Chess or Checkers Board To Design A Program For A Robot
Write a computer program that tells a robot what to do!
Cadette Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey Activity: Jump Into the Scientific Method
Explore how scientists solve problems as you create a field guide about your environment. Then, find out how you can help real scientists with their research!
Cadette Cybersecurity Safeguards Badge Activity: Inventory Your Digital Presence
Explore some of the types of data collected by websites and apps and learn about your digital footprint and how to control and protect data.
Cadette Space Science Researcher Badge Activity: Construct a Spinner
Discover the dynamic qualities of light by creating a spinner called a Newton Disk.
Cadette Think Like an Engineer Journey Activity: Take the Corgi Vest Design Challenge
Find out how engineers solve problems with the Design Thinking Process. Then, take on a design challenge to engineer a life vest for a corgi!
Cadette Coding Basics Badge Activity: Write Pseudocode for a Meme
Explore memes and how they share messages. Then, use pseudocode to create your own.
Life Skills Activities
Special Event: Behind-the-Scenes - How Women in Congress Get Things Done
Have you ever wondered how a law is passed or change is made in government? Now's your chance to find out! This event for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors (girls in grades 6 through 12) includes a panel of female congressional representatives. They'll share stories for how they work to create change through their roles. They’ll discuss the importance of collaboration and standing for your beliefs.
Special Event: Women and Girls in the Civil Rights Movement, Then and Now
Join Dr. Noelle Trent from the National Civil Rights Museum and Ambassador Girl Scout Jordan from Girl Scouts Heart of the South in a discussion of how women and girls influenced the fight for civil rights in the past, and what girls can do today. This event was hosted by Girl Scouts Heart of the South and Girl Scouts of the USA, with the National Civil Rights Museum.
Cadette My Promise, My Faith Pin Activity: Explore the Girl Scout Law and Your Faith
Create a keepsake to showcase your principles and values.
Cadette Book Artist Badge Activity: Survey a Book Collection
Explore the art of bookbinding as you survey a book collection.
Cadette Global Action Day Activity: Film Your Own Story
Showcase issues and challenges girls face around the world and in your very own community.
Cadette Global Action Award Activity: Design an Anti-Climate Change City
Find a brighter future in your "dream job" by exploring your interests, talents, skills, and hobbies now.
Cadette Getting Started with the Silver Award Activity: Making a Community Map
Explore your community in step 4 of the Silver Award guidelines. You’ll build a community map to identify issues in your community, come up with resources to address the issues, and begin thinking about how you can make the world a better place.
Understanding Take Action Activity: How Take Action Projects Differ from Community Service Projects
Take Action and community service projects are different, but both are essential to Girl Scouting. Let’s explore their differences so you can focus on making the world a better place through your Take Action project, Bronze Award, Silver Award, or Gold Award!
Cadette Suffrage Centennial Activity: Singing as Persuasion
Write your own lyrics to a song you know to tell how you feel about voting and why you feel that way.
Democracy for Cadettes Badge Activity: Who Represents You?
Explore women’s representation in Congress—past and present.
Cadette New Cuisines Badge Activity: Bake over a Campfire
Learn how to bake an orange cake over a campfire or grill (or inside using a stove or microwave).
Cadette Eating For You Badge Activity: Be a Chemical Detective
Explore the connection between diet and stress level.
Cadette Finding Common Ground Badge Activity: Get to Know Someone Different From You
Practice seeing something from a different perspective.
Cadette First Aid Badge Activity: Find Out How to Treat Serious Outdoor Injuries
Research wilderness emergencies and find out how to treat serious outdoor injuries.
Cadette Comic Artist Badge Activity: Make Sticky-Note Comics
Get the hang of comic stories by drawing one of these on a sticky note (rough, rough sketching, remember!)
Cadette Girl Scout Way Badge Activity: Learn the History of Your Girl Scout Council
Explore local Girl Scout traditions and memories.
Cadette Global Action Award Activity: Make a Gender Equality Playlist
As part of earning a Global Action Award, create a gender equality playlist to explore how themes and messages of gender equality can show up in the music we listen to.
Cadette International Girls in ICT Day Activity: Plan a Movie Night
Plan a night to watch a movie about women in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) in order to celebrate International Girls in ICT Day.
Cadette Science of Happiness Badge Activity: Test Ways to Be More Joyful
Learn about then experiment with different techniques to increase your happiness.
Cadette Screenwriter Badge Activity: Decide What Makes a Good Script Good
Think about the movies or television shows you love most. Then examine them for clues as to what makes them work.
The Road to Global Travel for Cadettes
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime! It takes a few years to plan an international trip. But if you start planning, saving, and learning today as a Cadette, you’ll be ready to board your flight as a Senior in no time.
Cadette World Thinking Day Award Activity:
Write a peace pledge. Then talk about what the pledge means to you, share your peace pledge with others, and encourage them to practice peace themselves.
Cadette My Cookie Venture Badge Activity: Get Inspired
to Write Your Cookie Business Mission Statement
Find out how companies and brands you admire share their values.
Cadette Comparison Shopping Badge Activity: Score the Best Deal
Practice comparison shopping online by tracking an item for a week on three different sites.
Cadette Budgeting Badge Activity: Story Share
Stories about the choices we’ve made (both good and bad!) are fun to share around the dinner table. Plus, telling them can help us avoid repeating any big mistakes!
Cadette Business Creator Badge Activity: Spark a New Idea
Practice thinking like an entrepreneur as you come up with a product, service, or technology solution for a local, national, or global problem.
Cadette Financing My Dreams Badge Activity: Explore Dream Jobs
Find a brighter future in your "dream job" by exploring your interests, talents, skills, and hobbies now.
Cadette Cookie Entrepreneur Family Pin Activity: Five Steps to Reach Your Cookie Sales Goal
Learn how you and your family can support your personal and troop cookie sales goals.
Troop Leaders: The
instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in
Scout Volunteer Toolkit.