Bridging Cadette to Senior
The information you need can be found in the Cadette Girl Scout Handbook page 142:.
At the ceremony a GIRL EARNS:
1 World Trefoil Pin (if not already earned)
2. Girl Scout Membership Pin (if not already earned)
3. One-year membership star (Earned for current year in Girl Scouts. Girls should have one membership star for each year they are a Girl Scout. Cadettes earn a White Disc to wear behind their stars. Once they are Seniors they will earn a s they will earn a Red Disc)
4. Girls may also choose to earn their Bridge to Senior Girl Scout Award.
You can move to the next level without earning the Bridge to Senior Girl Scout Award however they would not technically "bridge". The goal of earning the Bridging to Senior Girl Scouts Award is to introduce the girls to Seniors, get them excited and retain them!
Bridge to Senior Girl Scout Award Steps
Cadette Girl Scouts will need to complete eight activities in order to receive their Bridge to Senior Girl Scouts award. To find complete descriptions of the requirements see page 142 in your Cadette Girl Scout Handbook.
1. Find out about Senior Girl Scouting.
2. Read two sections in the A Resource Book for Senior Girl Scouts.
3. Do a an activity with Senior Girl Scouts.
4. Help others learn about Cadette Girl Scouting.
5. Find out about the Apprentice Trainer, Leader-in-Training (LIT), Counselor-in-Training (CIT) and Destinations.
6. Conduct a leadership activity with a group of younger Girl Scouts.
7. Design your own bridging ceremony.
8. Plan and participate in a summer Girl Scout activity.
Transitioning into Ages 13-15: Teens at Last!
Becoming an "official" teen is both an exciting and confusing time for most girls. This is often the most angst driven and "me" focused period of being a teen-girls are entering or well into puberty, and change and relationships govern actions. Girl Scouting offers a haven to "be a girl" and explore issues encountered in the teen years with advisors and sister Girl Scouts, as well as find a voice in the teen community. Consider celebrating and acknowledge changes- in bodies, relationships, self-esteem..
Resources available to girls 13-15, include all of the resources listed above and:
STUDIO 2B Collection
13-15 Girl Scout Gold Award Go for It! insert
Bridge to Senior Girl Scout award
The Girl Scout Silver Award (Must earn by grade 9 or age 14)
The Girl Scout Gold Award (Must be 14 to start; 15 and above to do project)