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Older Girls

If you're a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador (that is, if you're in middle school or high school), then Girl Scouts considers you an "Older Girl" – and we've got a whole bunch of great programs and leadership opportunities just for you.

Whether you want to get out and see the world, try out being a camp counselor, learn how to write computer code, make a difference in your community, or just have fun with friends – we have something for everyone!

Idea of the Month

Winter is upon us which means time to snuggle up with warm blankets and hot cocoa! Schedule a fun night in with your girls and make these easy DIY projects to help you get through the cold months. A trending blanket has been at the top of our wish lists but wouldn’t you rather make it and claim it as your own for a cheaper price? Create this cozy arm knitted blanket with these easy DIY instructions.  Once you have your cozy new blanket, you must have a delicious cup of hot cocoa. Create a DIY monogram mug for yourself or the perfect gift. After you have the essentials, snuggle down for a Netflix marathon and relax.  

Program Spotlight

Cadette Club
February 22

Occupation Exploration
March 31 from 10 am – 12 pm


destinations are travel experiences that run from two days to three weeks for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Girls can travel to various locations within the country or go abroad with other Girl Scouts around the world. destinations are not troop trips, girls apply for destinations as individuals.

Learn more about Travel Opportunities >

Girls may find that they are interested in more than one destination, so girls can apply for up to four destinations each year. The host council or event sponsor will let the girls know if they have been accepted. Please see the destination timeline below for more information on when applications are due.

As girls plan to attend a destination, they will also want to explore and plan out their money earning opportunities to help support their travels. Girls can apply for one destination scholarship through the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri by completing a scholarship application. Girls can receive one destination scholarship from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri during their Girl Scout years; however girls are encouraged and welcome to participate in appropriate money-earning activities and to apply for other destination scholarships if available through the host site. Girls can find tips on earning & saving for their trip through the following guidelines.

Please contact Krisden Raney, Program Manager, at 314.592.2341 or for more information.

Girls with Power — Lead the Way

Girls with Power — Lead the Way is an exciting group for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors that will provide them with experiential learning, community service and robust leadership opportunities as well as the prestigious position to influence the future of older girl programs.

Meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Berges Family Girl Scout Program Center the second Wednesday of the following months: October, November, February, April and May.

Top Reasons to join Girls with Power:

  • Meet new friends and participate in an exciting experience only open to Seniors and Ambassadors
  • Develop solidarity among older girl members by welcoming all girls committed to participation
  • Serve as official older girl advisory group to shape the direction of our older girl programming
  • Engage in meaningful leadership activities
  • Visit a college campus
  • Receive discounts on other programs
  • Interact with mentors who are top business women in our community
  • Participate in and plan a community service event
  • Take part in a variety of experiences including monthly meetings at the Program Center, exciting outings and fun skill-building opportunities

Juliettes is a membership opportunity for individual participation, available to girls of all ages throughout the Council. Juliettes is designed to facilitate membership for a girl who, for whatever reason, cannot participate in a traditional troop.

Any girl in grades K-12 can be a Juliette member. Some girls choose this program as their Pathway for the year. Other girls choose to start their Girl Scout experience as a Juliette until a troop becomes available for them. Can you think of a friend or relative who might like to join Girl Scouts? This would be perfect for them too.

Becoming a Juliette is especially popular for girls ages 11-17 as it allows for a more flexible Girl Scout experience. Girls who have many extracurricular commitments can choose to be a Juliette and participate in their favorite annual campout, join a special interest group that meets less frequently than a troop or earn badges as she has time rather than on a troop schedule.

For more information, contact Lisa Dickerson, 314.400.4646 or


The Mariner Program is a special interest program for 7th through 12th grade troops or girls from different troops; the optimum minimum number of girls in a ship is six. Individual girls can participate with an existing ship while maintaining participation and registration with her existing troop or a group of girls and leaders can establish their own ship.

Our focus is on water activities, including canoeing, swimming, sailing and related nautical skills. This old, well-established program offers girls a wide variety of personal development and leadership opportunities.

Mariner Ships (Troops) participate in the Mariner Program in addition to standard Girl Scout activities. When a Mariner graduates from high school, she is eligible to continue to participate as a member of the Barnacle Ship, whose members administer the various events and serve as mentors to the girls.


  • Mariner Program Annual Events
  • Summer GAM: Five-Day Events
  • Winter GAM: Weekend Event

For more information, please contact Melissa Niedermann, 314.592.2346 or