Teens who earn mentoring awards are given a special opportunity to act as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Leader in Action (LiA) Award
Achieving your LiA Award is a prerequisite to earning your Program Aide Award and must be completed before taking Program Aide training. To earn your LiA Award you must be currently enrolled in the 6th grade.
You can earn a Leader in Action (LiA) award by assisting a Brownie group on any of their National Leadership Journeys. To earn the LiA, you’ll share your organizational skills, use one of your special talents (such as creating and demonstrating a science experiment or craft), teach Brownies something important from their Journey (such as making healthy snacks or getting exercise), and reflect on your experience. For more information about each LiA, network with the adult volunteers guiding Brownie groups in your Girl Scout community. Complete requirements can be found in the Brownie Leadership Journey adult guides.
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:
- Earn one LiA Award
- Complete the PA Training Course
- 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.