What Cadettes Do | Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

What Cadettes Do

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 Program Aide award  in the process)
Grow her independence to realize her dreams!
Cadette Journeys

Discover new journey activities for Cadettes!

Silver Award
Silver Award

Change the world and earn one of the highest awards in Girl Scouting. Learn how to get started here!

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Leadership Awards

Silver Torch Award

Be a leader and earn your Silver Torch award by first completing a Cadette Journey and then serving one full term in a leadership role. The leadership role can be serving as your school’s yearbook editor, the President of a club, captain of a sports team, or even on a Girl Scout planning board.

Community Service Bar 

The Cadette Community Service Bar is awarded to girls who are exceptional volunteers. Choose an organization that you are passionate about helping, ask them to provide a ‘volunteer job description,’ and get your Leader’s approval. This organization can be any 501-C3 (not Girl Scouts), place of worship, or non-profit. After you serve for at least 20 hours, you’ve earned the award.

Service to Girl Scouting Bar 

Earn this award by completing at least 20 hours of service to Girl Scouting. Service examples include: helping your service unit, participating in a camp clean-up day, volunteering at day camp, serving as an office assistant at council, or helping at council events. Hours can be spread out among multiple events or projects, just as long as you’re helping your Girl Scout sisters!

Program Aide

When you guide people or teach them something you know, you're acting as a mentor. As a Cadette, you have more opportunities to help younger Girl Scouts by sharing your skills, passions, and experience. More information about the Cadette Mentoring Awards can be found in the Cadette Girls Guide to Girl Scouting and Cadette Leadership Journeys.

  1. Earn one LiA Award 
    As you complete your Girl Scout Cadette Leadership Journeys, you can earn one LiA or all three, it is up to you. While earning this award, you'll discover more about your abilities and passions as a leader.
  2. Complete council-designed leadership course training 
    Council-designed Program Aide Training is two classes: a core training and a specialty course of your choosing. Use the calendar of events to locate a council-sponsored training, or groups of ten or more can request a training by completing the training request form. For a specialty training, consider becoming a Strong4Life Coach, or expanding your crafts, songs, games, and outdoor skills by taking trainings with adult volunteers.
  3. Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions 
    Use your new leadership skills to help younger girls learn something new. You can work with troops, daycamps, program events, or other groups to complete the 6 activity sessions. Need help locating younger girls to work with? Use the Girl Scouts ATL List to advertise!