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Cadette Girl Scout Program 1963-1972

Age Level: 12-14 years old or grades 7-9





Examples of the Alternate Uniform for Intermediate Girl Scouts in Junior High School, prior to the launch of the Cadette Girl Scout program in 1963.



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1962

With the new Cadette program came a new handbook, new challenge pins, new badges and new fun things with the Cadette logo. 

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1963

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1963 (mesh bracelet 1964)






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The first 4 Cadette Challenge Pins - 1963






The Cadette Girl Scout Handbook


Cadette Stickers




Examples of  new 1963 Cadette badges with yellow borders

Cadette Girl Scout Program 1973-1979

The new Cadette uniform styles of the "components" was launched in 1973, bringing for the first time, official pants to the uniform. There appears to be no wrong way to wear the uniform. However, this new brought the end to nearly everything branded with the Cadette logo. The felt patch remained, but little else. New Challenge pins were added to the program. 






8 new Challenge pins added in 1973

Cadette Girl Scout Program 1980 - 1986

The changes of the 1980 program brought the interchangeable Cadette/Senior Uniform, the difference in the plaid of the shirt and belt/tie ( belt/tie was discontinued in 1982). New Proficiency badges and Interest Project Patches were introduced, as was the Silver Award, Cadette Leadership Award and other items.












The Adventures in Careers
From Dreams to Reality Patch
1979 - only

Dreams to Realty patch 
1980-2011


1980-1987

This pin was earned when a girl
(either a Cadette or Senior)
 completed 25 hours in
the "Pilots" portion of
the "Dreams to Reality:
Adventures in Careers" program
that began in 1978. 
Look-Alike Alert: 1987 Career Exploration Pin

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1980-1986

This pin was generally earned by Cadettes
(but could be earned by Seniors)
on their way to earning their Silver Award.
The 4 loops represent;
 Knowing about Girl Scouting,
 Knowing Myself Better,
 Relating to Others Better
and Developing Values for Living.
It was replaced by the
Cadette Challenge in 1987.

Cadette Girl Scout Leadership Pin

Girl Scout Leadership Award
 
The torch represents lighting the way for others to follow.
Silver, Cadette or Senior 1980 - current

Cadette Girl Scout Silver Award

older style 1980-2010


Newer design
2011-2012




Examples of  new Worlds to Explore Proficiency Badges 1980 - Cadettes could earn the ones with the tan background. Juniors could earn both types; tan or green background.




Examples of the new Interest Project Patches, introduced 1980, with the color-coded Worlds to Explore themes were also earned by Cadettes.







Volunteer Service Bars/Service Training Bars, color-coded to Worlds To Explore program; green is World Of Girl Scouting.
1980 - 1994

 

Cadette Girl Scout Program 1987-2000
Age level: 11-14, or grades 6-9 (changed in 1986)


The uniform change in 1987 continued the interchangeable Cadette/Senior outfits, with a two-side tie at the neck denoting age level. Cadettes wore the green side the tie out. Changes were made in some of the training programs. The color coding on the badges and interest project patches was discontinued, slowly, by 1999.










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1995
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Service Bar - Cadette
1995

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1987-2011



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1987-2011


By 1999 the Worlds To Explore color-coded borders
on badges was discontinued.
All Interest Project Patches had a blue border.
1999-2011



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2000-2011

Cadette Handbook 87


 

 Cadette Girl Scouts 2001


The new khaki colored uniformed pieces continued the interchangable Cadette/Senior, the difference is in the shade of blue for the blouse/polo shirt. Light blue for Cadettes