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Older Girl Opportunities

Girl Scouts is where teens can be amazing! They can help younger girls navigate the cookie program, lead community service efforts, participate in exclusive mentoring opportunities, or reach for Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards

Leadership in Action Award (LiA)

Earning the LiA Award                                                                                 

Cadettes can earn a Leader in Action (LiA) award by assisting a Brownie group on the National Leadership Journey that correlates with the Journey they are working on. (Some examples would be World of Girls and MEdia or the Brownie and Cadette Think Like an Engineer Journey.) To earn a LiA, Cadettes share their organizational skills, use one of their special talents, teach Brownies something important from their Journey, and reflect on the experience.

There are specific LiA award requirements for the three original Journey series: It’s Your World—Change It!, It’s Your Planet—Love It!, and It’s Your Story—Tell It!.  

For more information about each LiA award, Cadettes can network with the adult volunteers guiding Brownie groups in their Girl Scout community. 

Program Aide

Teens who earn mentoring awards are given a special opportunity to act as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Cadette Program Aide (PA) Award

PA’s have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of what leadership development means as they serve as role models for younger Girl Scouts and guide them to be leaders, too.

Steps to Earn the Cadette PA Award:

  1. Earn one LiA Award
  2. Complete the PA Training Course
  3. Work directly with younger girls. This might be assisting girls with their Journey activities (in addition to what you did for your LiA), leading badge earning activities, or providing support in other ways to younger girls – at a troop meeting, at an area day camp, or during a special council event.

We’re always looking for adults interested in helping older girls earn their Program Aide Award. If you’d like to become a Program Aide Trainer share your interest by emailing Girl Awards.



Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors mentor young girls in a camp setting as they build skills toward becoming a camp counselor. To earn this award, Girl Scouts complete a leadership course designed by the council on outdoor experiences and work with younger girls over the course of a camp session.


Girl Scout Ambassadors earn this award by working with younger girls over the course of at least one camp session while focused on increasing their skills in one specific area--such as riding instruction, lifeguarding, or the arts.

Volunteer in Training

Volunteer in Training

This award open to registered Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors, who have completed grade nine, who would like to mentor a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior or Cadette group outside of the camp experience. For more information, check out the Volunteer in Training Guide.

Page Program

Do you have an interest in government or current state issues? Do you want to learn more about how our state's government works? If so, consider applying to serve as a Page in the Governor's Office.

Girl Scouts have a special week set aside; this year Girl Scouts will serve as Virtual Pages from March 8 through March 11, 2021.  You will join Girl Scouts from all over North Carolina to learn how our state government really works and to participate in the legislative process.  There will be special speakers and the chance to plan and work on a volunteer service project.

Girls are selected through a short application process. You must be between the ages of sixteen and eighteen during Girl Scout week and in good academic standing (A/B grade average) in order to apply.

Please complete the online application here. Space is limited and will fill quickly, so don’t wait to apply. The deadline to apply is February 22, 2021.  Please do NOT complete the online application on the Governors Page Program website.

For more general information about the program, please visit

For questions about serving as Page, please contact: Abby Palmer Groves, Program Director at

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