Is your daughter thinking more about her future? Has she become more aware of others in her community? Does she have a strong interest in helping others? As an Ambassador Girl Scout, your daughter will have the opportunity to learn how to translate into action her ideas of what she can do to make a difference. She would be able participate in programs such as:
- Voter education
- Career exploration field trips
- Attend a State Legislative session and meet lawmakers
- Research a community issue and develop an action plan to help solve it
Through these and many other activities and by following the national program outlined in the Girl Scout Journey Books, Ambassador Girl Scouts will:
- Act consistently with a considered and self-determined set of values
- Have extensive feelings of connection with their local and global communities
- Actively seek partnerships with other organizations that provide support and resources for their advocacy efforts
- Increasingly set challenging goals for the future
- Recognize the value of cooperation and team building for leadership and careers
- Feel capable of bettering the functionality of their communities
What Ambassadors Wear
Girl Scouts at each level have one required element (tunic, sash, or vest) for the display of official pins and awards, that will be required when girls participate in ceremonies or officially represent Girl Scouting. For girls, the unifying look includes wearing a choice of a vest or sash combined with their own solid white shirts and khaki pants or skirts.
Many troops and groups also make their own “Troop shirts” to wear on field trips, group outings and overnights at camp. Parents should check with your troop leader for more information.
Click here to see a sample of the official Girl Scout Ambassador vest and sash and how to place insignias, pins, patches and badges.
What Ambassadors Do and Earn
Girl Scout Ambassadors earn proficiency badges and participation patches. They can participate in Girl Scout destinations (travel program), camp, tour college campuses and much more. Through Girl Scout Gold Award projects, they improve neighborhoods, protect the planet design robots, and establish sports clinics along with other sustainable programs within their communities. Click here to learn more about what Girl Scout Ambassadors do.
Whether in a troop or group or as an individual, the GSSEF Girl Scout program starts girls off on a Journey of their choice from the GSUSA National Leadership Journeys series. Girls will earn awards, have fun, discover more about themselves and take on projects that change the world.
Girls then add The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to their program portfolio. The Girl’s Guide offers girls national proficiency badges, traditions and history, an awards log and much more.
How Ambassadors Learn
Using the GSUSA National Program materials and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience — a model that engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place, girls learn leadership skills at all grade levels. Girls learn new skills from their adult leader and each other. They learn by doing hands on experiments, trying new things and teaching others.