What Girl Scouts Do
Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee is all about YOU! Whether you want to prepare for your future as a leader in society, explore the outdoors and build new skills, investigate the world through science and technology, create your own masterpiece, start your own business, or just have fun with fellow Girl Scouts, you’re sure to find programs here that you will love!
- What Daisies Do (grades K-1)
Girls in kindergarten and first grade come in as Girl Scout Daisies. These girls shine with excitement as they explore nature, learn about serving their community, develop leadership skills, and embark on new and lasting friendships. As a Daisy, girls earn petals and badges as they embrace the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
As a Daisy, girls might:
- What Brownies Do (grades 2-3)
Girl Scout Brownies are in the second and third grades. These girls are realizing the power they possess in simply being themselves and the potential they have to make a difference in the world. As a Brownie, girls build a bond with their troop, explore the world, continue to earn badges, develop business and teamwork skills, and help give back to their community.
As a Brownie, girls might:
- What Juniors Do (grades 4-5)
Girls in fourth and fifth grades may join as Girl Scout Juniors. These girls are lively and assertive as they grow into young women. Juniors learn to create budgets and plan strategically, find lifetime friends amongst their troop, gain experience in helping a cause they are interested in, and obtain new skills by continuing to earn badges. There are endless opportunities for Juniors to become the best version of themselves.
As a Junior, girls might:
- Share stories (and smiles) with new friends in their troop
- Try new experiences and learn new skills as they earn badges
- Sell cookies (and have fun doing it)
- Explore the outdoors at camp and beyond
- Choose an issue they cares about, then do something to make a difference as part of a Girl Scout Leadership Journey
- Earn the Bronze Award, one of Girl Scouts’ highest awards
- What Cadettes Do (grades 6-8)
Girl Scout Cadettes are in grades six through eight. Cadettes are passionate, determined, and want their voices to be heard. During the crucial middle school years, Girl Scouts provides a safe haven where they’re free to be themselves. They take on a more active role in planning and leading troop meetings, organizing activities, and recognizing service opportunities.
As a Cadette, girls might:
- Choose an issue they care about, then do something to make a difference as part of a Girl Scout Leadership Journey
- Earn the Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette can attain
- Get outdoors and off the beaten trail
- Try out new experiences (and learn new skills) as they earn badges
- Gain confidence as they mentor younger Girl Scouts (and earn their Leadership in Action award in the process)
- What Seniors Do (grades 9-10)
Girls in ninth and tenth grades are Girl Scout Seniors. We encourage these girls to emerge as leaders in all facets of their daily lives. Seniors become role models and mentors for younger girls, explore various career opportunities, and gain valuable experiences that reach beyond the classroom.
As a Senior, girls might:
- Go on an adventure and travel to amazing places like Japan and Belize
- Be a positive role model, mentor younger girls, develop strong friendships, and fight bullying
- Join with other girls to tackle an important international issue and earn a Global Action award
- Explore exciting careers in a variety of fields—from science to the arts, from education to government
And, of course, Seniors can earn their Gold Award, which adds that “little something extra” to college and scholarship applications.
- What Ambassadors Do (grades 11-12)
Girl Scout Ambassadors are in the eleventh and twelfth grades. Ambassadors gain the necessary experience needed for college life, hone their true interests and passions, and explore the opportunities before them. These girls are equipped with the power to face the world head-on.
As an Ambassador, girls might:
- Implement a Take Action project and become eligible for college scholarships
- Work with younger Girl Scouts to build a rain garden, learn about nature, and help protect the environment
- Enhance their relationship skills, problem-solving abilities, and knowledge of science and technology
Oh, and did we mention Ambassadors can earn the prestigious Gold Award—the highest award available to Girl Scouts? They could even be recognized as one of our National Gold Award Girl Scouts. Major accomplishments, for sure.
For questions on how to register for a program, please review our CouncilAlignMENT Registration Instructions.