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Making true-blue friends, saving the planet, standing up against stereotypes, using their team power for the greater good—that’s what being a Girl Scout Cadette is all about.

Cadettes blaze new trails in the wilderness, write and direct their own movies, take the stage for public speaking, make delicious meals from around the world, and pick up tools to do some woodworking. Their curiosity and imagination lead the way as they try all kinds of new experiences.

As a Cadette, she might:


Choose an issue she cares about, then do something to make a difference as part of a Girl Scout Leadership Journey


Earn her Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette can earn


Get outdoors and off the beaten trail


Try out new experiences (and learn new skills) as she earns badges


Gain confidence as she mentors younger Girl Scouts (and earns her Leadership in Action award in the process)



Teen Advisory Group

Want to meet other girls from your council? Do you have ideas about events or programs you would like to see our council offer? Will you be in eighth grade in the fall?

Then the Girl Scouts of Maine Teen Advisory Group is for you! As a part of the Teen Advisory Group you will be able to give input as to what you would like to see offered in our council. This is a great opportunity to wield your leadership skills.

Mission & Purpose

MISSION: The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) gives girls who are 14 years or older in 8th – 12th grade who are registered members of Girl Scouts of Maine, the opportunity to serve as the girl-voice of our council; their focus and projects will depend on the needs of Maine Girl Scouts. By lending a voice to a movement that wants, needs, and values girl-led contributions, these young leaders will play a significant role in shaping the ongoing program development work of Girl Scouts of Maine. Through girl-led activities, the group will enrich the lives of girls through leadership projects, mentorship, and living by the Girl Scout Law. The Teen Advisory Group will be comprised of up to 9 girl members from our council. Each girl brings her unique perspective from her experiences, background, and geographic area to create a unified voice and vision for girls across the state.

PURPOSE: This select group of girls will work as an advisory group that partners with staff members on projects ranging from programs, girl activities, girl engagement, trainings, marketing, social trends, and such other areas. TAG members will also have the opportunity to share their input with Girl Scouts of Maine’s Board of Directors. Additionally, each girl in the advisory group will assist with planning and/or facilitating GSME events.


What is the Teen Advisory Group commitment?
Girls make a minimum 16 month commitment to participate in the Teen Advisory Group. The term runs August 1 of the current membership year through December 31 of the following membership year.

Teen Advisory Group members will meet bi-monthly, exact meeting dates and times are established based on the availability of the majority of girl members. All group members will serve on sub-groups which may require meeting more frequently.

Who Can Apply

Registered Girl Scouts of Maine girl members are eligible to apply for the Teen Advisory Group. Girls must be a rising 8th grade Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador age level.

How To Apply