Girl Scout Cadette playing with a golden retriever

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.


 Outdoor Activities

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. 

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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.

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Cadette Trees Badge Activity: Design A Tree House

Think like an architect and create a unique design for the perfect tree house.

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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.

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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.

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 STEM Activities

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.

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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.

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 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.

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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!

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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! 

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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.

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Cadette Space Science Researcher Badge Activity: Construct a Spinner

Discover the dynamic qualities of light by creating a spinner called a Newton Disk.

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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!

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 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. 

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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.

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Cadette Suffrage Centennial Activityy: 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.

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 Democracy for Cadettes Badge Activity: Who Represents You?

Explore women’s representation in Congress—past and present.

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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).

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Cadette Eating For You Badge Activity: Be a Chemical Detective

Explore the connection between diet and stress level.   

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Cadette Finding Common Ground Badge Activity: Get to Know Someone Different From You

Practice seeing something from a different perspective.

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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. 

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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!)

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Cadette Girl Scout Way Badge Activity: Learn the History of Your Girl Scout Council

Explore local Girl Scout traditions and memories.

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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.

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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.

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Cadette Science of Happiness Badge Activity: Test Ways to Be More Joyful

Learn about then experiment with different techniques to increase your happiness.

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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.

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Girl Scout Silver Award Activity: Take Action to Create Positive Change

Girl Scouts are the youth leaders their communities need to create solutions to the new and ever-changing obstacles that arise from this global pandemic. 

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 Entrepreneurship Activities

 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.

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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.

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Troop Leaders: The instructions for all badge steps are available free of charge in your Girl Scout Volunteer Toolkit.