Teen Mentorship Leadership Course: for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors to share their knowledge and skills as mentors to younger girls while also trying out new leadership roles.
Girl Scouts care about others and love helping out! Girl Scouts offers a variety of awards to recognize girls who have gone above and beyond to help other Girl Scouts or their community in a meaningful way.
National Leadership Awards
We have updated the Teen Mentor Leadership Course to help your girl earn the Program Aide (PA) award or Volunteer in Training (VIT) award.
Program Aide (PA): This award for Cadettes in sixth, seventh or eight grade. To earn the Program Aide award you must comple the Teen Mentor Leadership Course, have previously received the Leadership in Action (LIA) award, and work directly with younger girls for a minimum of 25 hours OR 6 separate activity sessions.
Volunteer in Training (VIT): This award is for Senior and Ambassadors in tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade who are interested in mentoring a Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette group outside of the camp experience. To earn a VIT award, you must find an adult volunteer mentor who is currently the volunteer for a group of girls at the age level you would like to work with. You will need to help the volunteer with her group of girls for a three to six month period. In addition, you will need to complete the Teen Mentor Leadership Course, and create and implement a thoughtful journey project that spans over four sessions.
You can begin your work to earn a Program Aide or Volunteer In Training award today, by completing the updated Teen Mentor Leadership Course below:
When you earn a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Community Service bar, you are making a difference in your community – and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It’s also a great way to get involved with a cause you care about.
To earn a Community Service Bar, first, choose an organization you’d like to volunteer with. The organization will need to agree to give you instructions about the work you’ll be doing.
Once you’ve chosen your organization, complete at least 20 hours to earn the bar. Then, submit your Community Service Bar form to Council for final approval.
If you choose to volunteer at least 20 hours to the Girl Scout organization, you can receive the Service to Girl Scouting Bar. For example, you might volunteer your time at a special event for younger girls, be an office assistant for your council or service unit, or help with special projects. Council approval is not needed before beginning, but be sure to submit your Service to Girl Scouts form and time log to Council for final approval.
NOTE: Your service hours for these bars need to be separate from those you use toward other awards. Each bar represents a new project, and can only be earned once per age level.