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Programs and Grade Levels

Girl Scouts make new friends, try new things, and constantly go on new adventures. When you’re with us, doing your best is always good enough and there are no wrong answers or ideas. Whether your dream is to build a robot, plant a garden, or paint a mural, Girl Scouts will help you get there.

As a Girl Scout, you will:

Along the way, you'll gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience:


Grade Levels

As a Girl Scout, there are lots of ways to have fun, make friends, and do things that have a positive impact on your life, your school, and your world. At every level, Girl Scouts have fun while making the world a better place! 

See what a great Girl Scout year can look like for each grade level:

Daisies (grades K-1)

The world sparkles as you do lots of things for the first time! Every time you get to together with other Daisies, you’re sure to have an exciting, giggle-filled, adventure. Along the way, you’ll help others—and never forget how that feels.

Daisies start with the basics—gaining new friends, earning skill-building petals and badges as you embrace the Girl Scout Promise and Law, exploring the outdoors—and build upon your successes each year.

Brownies (grades 2-3)

You are ready to take on the world, and Girl Scouting lets you do just that! You’ll learn new things and get to show off what you know. As a Brownie, you can explore the world, meet new people, and do something big that makes you feel great!

You might go on your first hike in the great outdoors; visit a science museum; band together as a mighty Brownie team to sell cookies—and use some of the money to help others. You will earn Journey Awards to build leadership skills and earn badges to explore science, health, art, and more.

Juniors (grades 4-5)

You are a real-life superhero who wakes up every day ready to play a new role! As a Girl Scout Junior, you’ll team up with fellow supergirls—who are change makers, big-idea thinkers, and future leaders just like you. 

You can be an explorer at summer camp, a CEO when you market and sell cookies, a scientist when you do energy audits, or a product designer when you earn your Innovation badge. You might even earn your Bronze Award, the first of Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards.

Cadettes (grades 6-8)

Making true-blue friends, saving the planet, standing up against stereotypes, using their team power for the greater good—that’s what being a Girl Scout Cadette is all about.

You can blaze new trails in the wilderness, write and direct your own movies, or pick up tools to do some woodworking. Earning the Girl Scout Silver Award will demonstrate that you are an organized and determined leader—and that you are dedicated to improving your community. You might even use your voice on the Girl Scouts of Central Texas Girl Advisory Board, mentor younger Girl Scouts, or travel the world through Girl Scout Destinations.

Seniors (grades 9-10)

You are ready to take the world by storm—and Girl Scouts will give you millions of ways to do it!

As a Girl Scout Senior, you’ll tackle challenges with confidence, independence, and critical thinking. You might explore career paths, connect with women leaders, and begin to build your networks. Who knows, you might even earn your Gold Award, go on a wilderness trip at camp, be a Counselor-In-Training, or travel to amazing places like Costa Rica, Japan, or India!

Ambassadors (grades 11-12)

As a Girl Scout Ambassador, we’ll cheer you on as you discover how to advocate for causes you care about, connect with like-minded young women, and work with others make a difference in the world.

You might explore career paths, connect with women leaders, and begin to build your networks. Who knows, you might even go on a wilderness trip at camp, be a Counselor-In-Training, or travel to amazing places! You can earn your Gold Award—which (by the way) adds that “little something extra” to your college applications!

When you bridge from an Ambassador to an adult, you’ll be part of our network of impressive alums, be eligible for college scholarships, and ready to take on the world!