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A grade-level in Girl Scouting. GS Ambassadors are in grades 11 and 12. 

Annual Meeting

The yearly meeting a local Girl Scout council holds to elect its board of directors and conduct other business essential to Girl Scouting in the council.


 Insignia from GS age-level program materials, earned by completing a set of requirements or by demonstrating an understanding of a concept.



The process of moving from one program level to the next: e.g.  from Brownies to Juniors.  A bridging patch can be earned when a girl transitions to all levels.

Bridging Ceremony

A ceremony that celebrates the transition from one age-level in Girl Scouting to the next.


A grade-level in Girl Scouting. Girl Scout Brownies are in grades 2 and 3.

Buddy System

A safety system in which girls are paired to help and to keep track of each other. 



A grade-level in Girl Scouting. Girl Scout Cadettes are in grades 6 to 8.


 A weekend camping event, usually organized by Service Unit to serve its members.


Any inquiry by members is logged as a case in GSNorCal’s membership system. A case is then handled by staff so that volunteers can get the answers they need as quickly and as accurately as possible. 

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