This award recognizes Cadettes who act as leaders in their communities.
- Complete one Cadette Leadership Journey
- Serve for one full term in a leadership position at your school, place of worship, library, town council, community center, after-school club, or a similar organization. For example you might serve as a school yearbook editor, on a committee to organize youth events within your faith community, or on an event-planning board at the Girl Scouts. The length of your term of service will depend on the term specified by the organization or the particular role.
When you earn the Cadette Community Service bar, you are making a difference in your community – and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It’s also a great way to get involved with a cause you care about.
To earn the bar, first choose and organization you’d like to volunteer with. The organization will need to agree to give you instructions about the work you’ll be doing. Your council needs to approve your service, so check with them before you begin. Once you’ve chosen your organization, complete at least 20 hours of service to earn this bar.
Note: Your service hours for this bar needs to be separate from those you use toward other awards such as the Service to Girl Scouting Bar. Each bar represents a new project and can be earned only once.
If you choose to volunteer at least 20 hours to the Girl Scout organization, you can receive the Cadette Service to Girl Scouting Bar. For example, you might volunteer your time at a special event for younger girls, be an office assistant for your council or service unit, or help with special projects.
Note: Your service hours for this bar needs to be separate from those you use toward other awards such as the Community Service Bar. Each bar represents a new project and can be earned only once.