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Cadette Program Ideas

Program Ideas and Adaptations for Cadettes

Your Cadettes are ready to take the lead and chart a course of their own in Girl Scouts; they might even earn their Silver Award along the way. Spark their sense of adventure with these badges, Journeys, and activities, adapted for both virtual and safe in-person meetings. We’ll be adding content throughout the year, so bookmark this page and check back often! 

How to use these resources:
Girl Scouts Change the World

Join the worldwide community of Girl Scouts and find out how girls like you are changing the world.

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

Girls will discover what they can do to harness their passions to make the world a better place.

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

  • Video: Explore the Silver Award 

 

  • Event: Girl Scouts Change the World National Gold Award Girl Scout Celebration & Breakouts 
    • What’s this about? Get inspired by the 2020 National Gold Award Girl Scouts—ten girls who changed the world while still in high school. Find out how they earned the top award in Girl Scouting and the $20,000 college scholarship that goes along with it. Cadettes are invited to watch the “Go for the Silver” or “Be a world changer” breakouts; Adults, join us for the “World Changer Champions” session. Watch the recordings here.
  • Event: International Day of the Girl Celebration
    • What’s this about? Celebrate International Day of the Girl, with music, art, and storytelling at the 9th annual Girls Speak Out. Hear girls from around the world tell their stories about what it means to be a girl where they live and how we can build equity for girls. Due to content,  this program is for girls 13+. Watch the recordings here.
  • Leading an engaging Cadette meeting: Recommendations for facilitating group conversations, handling supplies, and organizing your meeting  
  • Digital ice breakers and games
  • Virtual meeting agenda (PDF): Use this resource to help you adapt the meeting plans found in the Volunteer Toolkit
Democracy for Cadettes Badge

If you want to make a difference, start by fully understanding how your government works. Informed citizens are changemakers.

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll have learned new things about our government—how each branch works, how they work together, and how each piece makes a difference in society. 

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Find out about local government 
2. Find out about state government 
3. Find out about the federal legislative branch
4. Find out about the federal executive branch 
5. Find out about the federal judicial branch

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

Video demonstration: Watch Step 3 of this badge.

 

G-Team TV: By Girls, For Girls

Cadettes will tune in to G-Team TV and join Hangouts with girls across the country! 

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

Introducing G-Team TV! This new online show for middle and high school girls is run by a group of Girl Scouts called the G-Team. Each episode features special looks at key issues for girls and interviews with accomplished Girl Scout alums. A new episode airs every Thursday at 7:00 PM ET beginning 8/27 @Girl Scouts on IGTV. Plus, find every episode on Girl Scouts’ YouTube channel.

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

Business Creator Badge

Cadettes become business creators and learn the skills they need for success in life, no matter what future path they choose.

WHAT THEY'LL LEARN:

When a girl has earned this badge, she’ll have learned to think like an entrepreneur when she comes up with a business idea that solves a problem, designs a prototype, solicits feedback, improves an idea, then creates a business plan and pitches it.

REQUIREMENTS:

1. Come up with an idea that solves a problem 
2. Design a prototype and get feedback 
3. Revise your prototype 
4. Create your business plan 
5. Make your pitch

PLAN YOUR MEETING:

  • Video Demonstration: Watch Step 1 of this badge.
 
Comparison Shopping Badge

Cadettes learn how to use the internet to find great products and save money.

WHAT THEY’LL LEARN: 

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know how to go online to find the best deals on the best products in the safest way possible. 

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Learn to comparison shop
  2. Find out how to use online reviews 
  3. Check out the fine print 
  4. Investigate how to avoid online fraud
  5. Know how to manage your online shopping   

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

  • Video demonstration: Watch a volunteer lead Step 1 of this badge.

 
Eating for You Badge

Cadettes find out how eating well can help you both inside and out.

WHAT THEY’LL LEARN: 

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know how to eat their way to a healthy mood, mind, and body

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Know how good nutrition helps your body stay healthy 
  2. Find out how what you eat affects your skin 
  3. Explore how your diet affects your stress level
  4. Investigate how the food you eat affects your sleep
  5. Look at how your diet affects your energy    

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

  • Video demonstration: Watch a volunteer lead Step 3 of this badge.

 
Science of Happiness Badge

Cadettes find out how scientists measure happiness and put their results into action.

WHAT THEY’LL LEARN: 

When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know how to use the science of happiness to make their world the happiest place it can be.

REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Make yourself happier 
  2. Think differently for happiness 
  3. Get happy through others 
  4. Do a helpful happiness experiment 
  5. Create a happiness action plan  

PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

  • Video demonstration: Watch a volunteer lead Step 1 of this badge.

 

  • Special event: G-Team TV “Finding Your Rhythm” (Episode 3)
  • Leading an engaging meetingRecommendations for facilitating         group  conversations, handling supplies, and organizing your         meeting   
  • Digital games and ice breakers
  • Virtual meeting agenda (PDF): Use this resource to help you adapt        the  meeting plans found in the Volunteer Toolkit
  • Step-by-step planner: Sign in to the Volunteer Toolkit to find materials       lists, scripts, meeting aids, and more for Meeting 1 and Meeting 2 of       the Science of Happiness badge.
  • Virtual Events Calendar: Search for upcoming wellness events and              tune in as a troop!
  • Business Plan Badge

    Cadettes find out how to create a business plan.

    WHAT THEY’LL LEARN: 

    When girls have earned this badge, they’ll know how to write an effective business plan for their cookie business.

    REQUIREMENTS:

    1. Write your mission statement and business goals 
    2. Increase your customer base 
    3. Get into the details  
    4. Make a risk management plan 
    5. Gather expert feedback on your plan 

    PLAN YOUR MEETING​:

    • Video demonstration: Watch a volunteer lead Step 1 of this badge.

     


     

    Coming February 2021

    • World Thinking Day
    • Trail Adventure
    • STEM Career Exploration
    • Space Science Researcher
    • Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey

    Find even more adapted activities in the Volunteer Toolkit—just look for the “Virtual” icon! Browse Award and Badge Explorer to see all of the badges, Journeys, and awards that will excite your Cadettes!