About the Program Levels of Girl Scouts

 


Girl Scout Daisies

Photo of a daisy girl scoutGirl Scout Daisies are in kindergarten and first grade (generally, ages 5-7). Daisies learn how to work together and develop values as they play together and learn about Girl Scouts. Daisies can earn petals for learning about the Girl Scout Law, and they have special Daisy leadership journeys.

The two Daisy leadership journeys available are Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden and Between Earth and Sky. Daisies are able to complete service projects with older troops. They may participate in Council cookie and fall product sales and attend Girl Scout camp. This group gets its name from Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low, whose nickname was "Daisy."
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Photo of a Girl Scout BrowniesGirl Scout Brownies

Girl Scout Brownies are in second and third grades (generally, ages 7-9). Brownies learn about themselves, their families, friends, and the world around them. They can earn Try-Its for learning new things, and they have special Brownie leadership journeys.

The two Brownie leadership journeys available are called Brownie Quest and WOW! Brownies can go to fun and interesting places and take part in both Council product sales. They may wear a distinctive brown beanie for which they are known.
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Girl Scout Juniors

Photo of Girl Scout JuniorsGirl Scout Juniors are in fourth and fifth grades (generally, ages 9-11). Juniors begin to assume responsibility and practice their leadership skills as they try new activities. These girls also go to fun and interesting places, explore computers and technology, and explore the world through outdoor adventures and sports. Juniors earn badges as they master new skills, and they have special Junior leadership journeys.

The two Junior leadership journeys available are called Agent of Change and Get Moving! Juniors are eligible to complete the Bronze Award for community service.
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Girl Scout Cadettes

Photo of Girl Scout CadetteGirl Scout Cadettes are in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades (generally, ages 11-13). Cadettes can participate in national events, serve on some girl planning boards and are eligible to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award. Cadettes explore outdoor adventures and sports such as sailing, drill team, horseback riding and canoeing. Cadettes work on Interest Project Awards that match their interests and talents, and they have special Cadette leadership journeys.

The two Cadette leadership journeys available are called aMAZE and Breathe! They take on more responsibility for their activities and learn to set goals. Girls who are in the seventh grade or higher may also attend leadership-development trainings such as Leader-in-Training (L.I.T.), Program Aide and Counselors-in-Training (C.I.T.) to help them develop their leadership skills.
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Girl Scout Seniors

Photo of a Girl Scout TeensGirl Scout Seniors are in grades nine and ten (generally, ages 13-15). They are responsible for planning their own activities with support from their adult advisors. They are learning to be leaders by serving as role models for younger girls. Seniors work on Interest Project Awards that match their interests and talents, and they have special Senior leadership journeys.

The two Senior leadership journeys available are called GIRLtopia: Toward an Ideal World for Girls and Sow What Seniors are eligible to begin work on the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. These girls travel to national and international events and serve in leadership capacities on girl planning boards. They may now attend trainings in a variety of areas, including leadership development, program levels and First Aid/CPR. In addition, girls who are at least 14 years old may be elected to serve as Council or National Delegates.
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Girl Scout Ambassadors

Photo of Girl Scout TeensGirl Scout Ambassadors are in grades eleven and twelve (generally, ages 15-17).  They are responsible for planning their own activities with minimal adult supervision. They serve as leaders by being role models for younger girls. Ambassadors work on Interest Project Awards that match their interests and talents, and they have special Ambassador leadership journeys. 

The two Ambassador leadership journeys available are called Your Voice, Your World: The Power of Advocacy and Justice.  Ambassadors are eligible to earn the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting and qualify for Girl Scout college scholarships. These girls travel to national and international events, serve in leadership capacities on girl planning boards, explore the outdoors and sports, such as the Challenge Course, sailing and horseback riding.  Ambassadors may even work as Girl Scout camp staff members, depending upon their age.
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Girl Scout Adults

Girl Scouts provides adults (generally, ages 17 and above) the opportunity to continue their career in Girl Scouting or join for the first time. Adults have just as much fun as the girls when they are a part of the Girl Scout family. Girl Scout Adults serve as role models for all girls, attend training in a variety of fields: leadership, administrative, outdoors and travel to national and international events. They share knowledge and skills, network with other adults with similar interests, gain marketable skills and serve in leadership capacities mentoring girls. Adult Girl Scouts are eligible for outstanding service honors.

Girl Scout Juliettes

Girls who want to be members of Girl Scouting but are unable to participate in troop or group activities can register as an individual member known as Juliettes in Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. GSSJC provides these girls with many opportunities to participate in Council-sponsored activities.

Juliettes is for Brownie through Senior Girl Scout age levels, and comes with no requirements other than Girl Scout membership.

Although individually registered girls ages 6-17 can become Juliettes, the distinction is especially popular among girls ages 11-17. Tweens and teens have asked for flexibility in their Girl Scout experiences. Being a Juliette providing a menu of participation options that can be matched more closely to the girl’s time and interests.

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