Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors are amazing! You can help younger Girl Scouts earn a Journey, serve as a role model as you lead an event or activity, be a mentor in a camp setting, lead community service efforts, participate in exclusive mentoring opportunities, or reach for Girl Scouts’ Highest Awards.
You can earn their Community Service Bar by choosing an organization you’d like to volunteer with. The organization will need to give you instructions about the work you’ll be doing. You’ll work with this organization to complete at least 20 hours of service.
You can earn their Service to Girl Scouting Bar by volunteering at least 20 hours with Girl Scouts. For example, you might volunteer your time at a special event for younger Girl Scouts, provide clerical assistance to the council or your service unit, or help with special projects.
These awards recognize Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors who act as leaders in their communities by making a difference and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It's also a great way to get involved with a particular cause or organization you care about.
Girl Scouts earn this award by completing a Leadership Journey and then serving for a full turn in a leadership position at your school, place of worship, library, town council, community center, or similar organization. The length of service will depend on the term specified by the organization or particular role.
You can earn your LiA award by helping a Brownie troop work on one of their Leadership Journeys. You will find the requirements for this award in the Brownie Journey Leader Guide.
These are leader-approved awards. You can use the Torch and Service Bar Hours Log to track your hours and give to your troop leader.
· Be a registered Girl Scout
· Complete the LiA award
· Complete Program Aide Core training through:
1. A training offered by a service unit, region, or council staff
2. Your leader can check out a Resource Kit from our council
Once you have completed your Core training, you will work with Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, or Juniors for at least 20 hours OR six activity sessions.
Need help finding opportunities to complete your hours? Check out this list of Program Aide Hours Opportunities and complete the form to submit a list of all the events you’re interested in helping in. A council staff member or volunteer will contact you with details about each event.
When your Girl Scouts have completed their Program Aide Core training, please submit the Program Aide Training Completion Form.
When they have completed their Program Aide hours, please submit the Program Aide Completion Form.
Girl Scout Ambassadors, do you love camp and enjoy working with younger children? Would you like to one day be a camp staff member? If so, join us and become a Counselor In Training (CIT). This training is one of the best ways to develop skills to become a truly fabulous future camp counselor. Visit the Activities Page to search for training opportunities.
Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors in 10th through 12th grades can take their leadership skills to the next level by earning their ViT pin. You can complete the training either through a self-led video series or using a facilitator-led training. After you complete your training, you will work with an Girl Scout Adult mentor to complete a 4-6 month internship where you will lead younger Girl Scouts for at least four sessions. Whether you are in a troop or a Juliette, you can access this training in the way that works best for you!
Do you have an interest in government or current state issues? Do you want to learn more about our state’s capital city? If so, consider applying to serve in Governor’s Page Program. You will join Girl Scouts from all over North Carolina to learn how our state government really works and participate in the legislative process. Girl Scouts selected will have the opportunity to meet the Governor and to tour the Governor’s Mansion as well as other local sights. Participants may stay with family or friends, or a host family specially selected by the Page Coordinator’s office.
Girl Scouts who choose to serve during Girl Scout Week (March 11-14, 2024) will submit a special application that will be posted here in late 2023.
We’re always looking for adult volunteers who are interested in helping older Girl Scouts earn leadership awards. If you’d like to become a Program Aide Trainer or Volunteer in Training Mentor, share your interest by emailing email@example.com.