Girl Scouts

Being a girl scout of the United States of America is a lot of fun, a lot of work; you make lots of new friends, share ideas, and learn so very much about the world around you. From the very first year as a Daisy Scout, a girl begins to learn how to be a leader. Daisies earn Petals and patches; Brownies earn Try-its and patches; Juniors earn badges and patches; Cadettes earn Interest Project patches, pins, and can earn the highest award for a Cadette, the Silver Award; Senior’s earn Interest Project patches, pins, and can earn the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Gold Award. There are Religious medals that can be earned in each age level also.

Daisy Scout – Kindergarten/first grade

Brownie Scout – grades 1-3

Junior Scout – grades 4-6

Cadette Scout – grades 7-9

Senior Scout – grades 9-12

Adult Scout – 18 years and up

Girl Scouts go camping, field trips. Have meetings, learn about anything and everything they are interested in, they do community service projects, at each level there are many Try-its, Patches, and Badges to earn; the Interest Projects take weeks/months to earn, Silver and Gold Awards can take from 2-4 years to earn.

At St. Peter’s, the Girl Scout troops meet individually, but get together for an annual Sleepover, Rededication Ceremony, Scout Sunday, parish picnic, caroling and end of the year Court of Awards Ceremony. Each leader is a participating Catholic and highly involved in the parish. Each troop has girls from many different schools and religions. The caroling is done at Chateau Vestavia nursing home each year, and each troop has served dinner at the First Light Shelter for Women and children, among many other community service projects that are done.

The Girl Scout troops are from the Cahaba Council, Mountain South Service Area. GSUSA has very high standards when it comes to safety, each leader must abide by the Safety-Wise manual. The safety of each girl is the most important concern. Each leader must be certified in CPR and First Aid and be re-certified each year for CPR.

We are always looking for leaders to begin new troops, and there are always girls looking to join a troop.


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