By 2008, Girl Scouts of the USA had five levels: Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, and Senior. In 2011, a new, sixth level was added: Ambassadors. Girl Scouts move or “bridge” to the next level, usually at the end of the school year they reach the age of advancing. They are considered in the appropriate level based on their grade on October 1, the start of each new Girl Scout year. There are exceptions for “special needs,” but Girl Scouts who are “young in grade” have not been specifically considered. Each year of membership in Girl Scouting is represented on the uniform by a small, golden, six-pointed membership star (one per year) with colored background discs which represent a level. Girl Scouts wear uniforms consisting of a white shirt and khaki bottom under the appropriate uniform item for their level: a blue tunic or vest for Daisies (kindergarten and grade 1), a brown sash or vest for Brownies (grades 2-3), a green vest or sash for Juniors (grades 4-5) and a tan sash or vest for the older girl levels of Cadettes (grades 6-8), Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassadors grades (11-12). All uniform tunics, vests, or sashes must include the American flag patch, council ID patches troop numbers, and a tab with the WAGGGS pin and the membership pin.