Cadette Girl Scout Awards

Info on the Cadette Challenge

Info on the Cadette Leadership Award

Info on becoming a Cadette Program Aide

Cadette Girl Scout Challenge

Knowing Myself Better

Challenge: Select one of the following activites, or design one of your own, that helps you learn more about yourself.

Select and complete two activities from Chapter 3

Make a list of qualities you value in a friend. Check off the qualities you own. Of the other qualities, choose one or two you would like to have. Over a 3 to 4-week period, work at making these qualities your own.

Try something new: an activity, sport, instrument, way of cooking, etc. See Chapter 6 for suggestions. Seek out someone who could help you learn the new skill. Spend at least five hours learning this skill.

Try two or more activities from the Fashion/Fitness/Makeup interest project in Cadette and Senior Girl Scout Interest Projects to enhance you appearance.

Relating to Others Better

Challenge: Do one of the activities below, or desin you own "relating" activity.

Select and complete two activities from Chapter 4.

Plan and carry out an outing or party for a family, hospital paitnets, senior citizens, or a gorup in your community.

Plan and carry out a co-ed event, such as a day of sports or backpacking, a debate, or a party. Include boys on the planning committee.

Developing Values for Living

Challenge: Do at least one of the following activities

Read the section "Your Values" in Chapter 3. Do the activity on exploring your attitudes, values, and interest on page 56, and the value rank activity on page 57.

Read the sections on prejudice, sterotyping, and discrimination in Chapter 3. Complte the adctivity on page 59.

Take an active part in planning and carrying out a Girl Scouts' Own ceremony (see page 19). It should demonstrate the ways the Girl Scout Promise and Law can hlep you seve God and your country and become a good citizen.

Contributing to my Community

Challenge: Select one activity from the following list, or plan an activity of your own.

Organize a children's sports day, assist a community far, or become involved with the work of a well-known organization (for example, the Special Olympics)

Become a literacy or library volunteer, help conduct programs for immigrants, organize anti-drug efforts, or educate community members about childhood immunications.

Serve as an audiovisual assistant in your school, troop, council, or religious organization.

Become a volunteer math or science tutor.

Teach arts and crafts to cheldren, senior citizens, or hospital patients.

Demonstrate water safety for childre, help repari and maintain your council's small craft, or assist in a water-conservation project.

Cadette Girl Scout Leadership Award

The Cadette Leadership Award requires you to participate in experiences that strengthen leadership skills. Earning this recognition is a two-step process.
PART I: You must read about leadership in Charpter 2 of the Cadette handbook. Complete the leadership inventory activity in the Leadership interst project in Cadette and Senior Girl Scout Interest Projects.
PART II: You must put your knowledge of leadership to work. After you coplete the above requirements, you must demonstrate leadership skills in two ormore settings. Some suggestions for leadership projects are: Serve a term as an officer in a group, Assist in the leadership of younger children, take charge of planning a group trip or special event, complete a long-range planning calendar for your troop or group. See page 43 for help, Shadow or work with an adult in a leadership position. Discuss the leadership skills she uses in her job and how your experiences can help you build these skills.
Your leadership experience must total at least 25 hours. No matter how you divide the 25 hours, you must spend at least three hours on any given project. For example, you may choose to spend 17 hours arranging a trip for a gorup of younger girls and eight hours working with an adult who has a position of leadership. On the other hand, it wourl dnot fulfill the requirements if you spent one hour assisting younger girls, two hours planning a trip, and 22 hours working as the leader of the group because you did not spend at least three hours on the first two projects. Also, you can work for more than 25 hours.
Finally, keep a log of your leadership experience and evaluation your own leadership abilities.

Cadette Girl Scout Program Aide Pin/Patch

As a Cadette Program Aide, you work directly with younger girls under the supervision of an adult volunteer or staff member. Being a Program Aide gives you an opportunity to share your expertise and knowledge of Girl Scouting with others. After you have completed your training, you will receive a Cadette Program Aid Pin, and after you have given 25 hours of service, you will receive a Program Aide Patch. See pages 39-40 of the Cadette Handbook for more about becoming a Cadette Program Aide.

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