Does your daughter love to express herself through writing, poetry, painting or other creative means? Does she want more freedom and recognition now that she is in her teens? As a Senior Girl Scout your daughter would participate in programs like these that allow her to grow and stretch in different directions:
- Write a peom and read it at a poetry slam.
- Develop and write content for a troop website.
- Participate in an introduction to scuba diving course.
- Attend a healthy cooking class.
Through these and many other activities and by following the national program outlined in the Girl Scout Journey Books, Senior Girl Scouts will:
- Apply critical thinking skills to challenge stereotypes and biases in their lives and in society.
- Strengthen their abilities to build effective teams to accomplish shared goals.
- Be better at inspiring and mobilizing others to become more engaged in community service and action.
- Show cultural sensitivity in their efforts to promote healthy living in their communities.
- Feel that their connections with diverse members of their communities are important resources for personal and leadership development.
- Be more skilled in identifying their local or global communities’ needs that they can realistically address.
What Seniors 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 when officially representing Girl Scouts.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 Senior vest and sash and how to place insignias, pins, patches and badges.
What Seniors Do and Earn
Girl Scout Seniors earn proficiency badges, participation patches and Journey Awards. They hike and camp, deliver programs to younger Girl Scouts, participate in the Cookie Sale program and much more. They improve neighborhoods, protect the planet, design robots and establish sports clinics. Seniors take action to design and implement sustainable projects that will continuously benefit their community to earn the Girl Scout Gold Award. Click here to learn more about what Girl Scout Seniors 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 Seniors 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.