Girl Scout Bridging Awards

Bridge to Girl Scout Cadette Award

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Climb Up to Cadette!

Bridge to Girl Scout Cadette patchThe Bridge to Girl Scout Cadette Award PatchWhen you climb up to Girl Scout Cadette, get ready to lead! Organize a basketball league for girls in your community, help plan a badge workshop for younger Girl Scouts, or volunteer with Habitat for Humanity.

Try a destination or getaway to California and visit a marine mammal center. Soak up the atmosphere at a majestic national park as you wander through the woods at Yosemite. Strap on your backpack and explore the Grand Canyon or hike the Appalachian Trail. It's up to you!

As a Girl Scout Cadette you can choose from three different Journeys: Explore the twists and turn of friendship in aMAZE; investigate what's really in the air with Breathe; or channel your creativity into an awesome project through MEdia.

You don't have to stop there. Once you've done a journey, you can embrace an issue you care deeply about and change your community for the better by completing a project to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award—the highest award a Cadette can earn.

If you like working with younger girls, you can help your Brownie sisters on their journey and earn the Leadership in Action award in the process.

Earning the Award
To earn the Bridge to Girl Scout Cadette Award, complete two bridging steps. These steps will help you pass down something you learned to a younger Girl Scout and look forward to what's waiting for you at the next level.

Bridging Step One: Pass It On!

Share your talents and skills by teaching younger Girl Scouts something you learned to do as a Junior.

As a Cadette, you'll have the power to create an amazing impact on the world around you! Here are some ideas for taking everything you've learned and energizing younger girls to jump up to Junior. Use one of these ideas to start you off, or come up with your own. You only have to do one to complete the step.

Bridging Step Two: Look Ahead!

Find out What Girl Scout Cadettes Do

As a Cadette, you'll set your sights on the world outside your local area. Find out what lies beyond your neighborhood. Make a list of all the places in you'd like to visit. But, there's no better way to find out what you have to look forward to than to talk with your Cadette sisters.

Use one of the ideas below to get you started, or come up with your own. You only have to do one to complete the step.

Plan a Ceremony

Congratulations! You've earned your Bridge to Girl Scout Cadette Award! Celebrate with a favorite ceremony you learned on your Junior journey—or make up a new one. Then add your Bridging patch to your Cadette sash or vest. For more ideas, visit Bridging Ceremonies.

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