Grade Levels

USSAlabamaGirl Scouting is open to all girls, everywhere, ages 5-17 or in grades K-12. The Girl Scout program can change the way girls see the world and their place in it. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment. A Girl Scout can be a member of a troop that meets in your community under the leadership of adult volunteers or she can be a Juliette following the Girl Scout program under the care of a parent or guardian.

To locate a troop/group near you, call 800-734-4541 or click here for an interest form. All Girl Scouts make the Girl Scout Promise and try to live by the Girl Scout Law.

There are six grade levels for girls in Girl Scouting:

Girl Scout Daisies (K-grade 1)
Daisies are our youngest girls. “Daisy” was the nickname of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low. Girls learn to work in small groups and begin to develop good citizenship, a sense of personal worth, awareness of others, personal responsibility, and an awareness of the world. When learning about the Girl Scout Promise and Law, girls may receive a Promise Center and Daisy Learning Petal Patches. Daisies can participate in the Journey curriculum.

Girl Scout Brownies (grades 2-3)
Brownies enjoy new opportunities, participate in group activities, and have fun! They learn to help make decisions, plan and solve problems in a “Brownie Ring.” Brownies learn about “Kapers,” how to help others, and participate in service projects. Brownies can participate in the Journey curriculum.

Girl Scout Juniors (grades 4-5)
Juniors may earn proficiency awards either on their own or with a group as they develop and participate in more complex activities. Other awards include the Junior Aide Patch, Bronze Award, and Bridge to Girls 11-17. Girls begin to plan and budget for extended trips, enhanced skill-building activities and more! Juniors can participate in the Journey curriculum.

Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8) 
Girls may work on a variety of awards and recognitions designed with additional challenges. Additional emphasis is placed on service to others and includes working on service bars or exploring careers. Girls may work to earn their Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Awards. The travel pathway offers girls a chance for high adventure in new places! Cadettes can participate in the Journey curriculum.

Girl Scout Seniors (grades 9-10)
Girls may work on a variety of awards and recognitions designed with additional challenges. Additional emphasis is placed on service to others and includes working on service bars or exploring careers. Girls may work to earn their Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Awards. The travel pathway offers girls a chance for high adventure in new places! Seniors can participate in the Journey curriculum.

Girl Scout Ambassadors (grades 11-12)
Girls may work on a variety of awards and recognitions designed with additional challenges. Additional emphasis is placed on service to others and includes working on service bars or exploring careers. Girls may work to earn their Girl Scout Silver and Girl Scout Gold Awards. The travel pathway offers girls a chance for high adventure in new places! Ambassadors can participate in the Journey curriculum.

Adult Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts provides adults over age 19 the opportunity to continue their careers 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. Adult Girl Scouts serve as role models for all girls, attend training in a variety of fields: leadership, administrative, outdoors, and more, 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.