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Other Awards

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.

Program Aide (Cadette)

Volunteer In Training (Senior, Ambassador)

Community Service Bar (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador)

Service to Girl Scouting Bar (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador)

Torch Award (Cadette, Senior, Ambassador)

President's Volunteer Service Award (All Ages)

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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. 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:

Teen Mentor Leadership Course  

Teen Mentor Leadership Course Facilitator Outline

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Community Service Bar: This award indicates that a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador is making a difference in her community and that she is practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law.

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.

Community Service Bar Application for CSA

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Service to Girl Scouting Bar: This award is earned by Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors.

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.

Service to Girl Scouting Award Application for CSA

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Torch Awards: This award recognizes a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout who acts as a leader in her community.

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.

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Presidential Volunteer Service Award: This award is for girls and adults to recognize their volunteer efforts.

Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida is a certifying partner of the Presidential Volunteer Service award that recognizes student/adult volunteers who have achieved the required number of hours of service over a 12-month period. We now offer current girl and adult members the opportunity to earn the award each year.

This award is a Presidential honor that recognizes the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide. Presidential recognition sets you apart from your peers and it is a tremendous honor. Your example as a volunteer can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action.

Volunteer hours are measured over a 12-month period (January 1 - December 31) and awards are designated based on cumulative hours. The awards are offered in multiple levels and are designed to recognize each milestone of your service achievement. Award levels include bronze, silver, and gold.

Along with the ultimate honor of presidential recognition, recipients will receive a personalized certificate, an official pin, and a congratulatory letter from the president of the United States. Read more about the awards criteria and pins >>

All volunteer hours should be submitted via our online form. The deadline to submit is March 1, 2021.

Don't forget to include all hours from your higher award Take Action project. Hours may not be replicated for any other organization.

Questions? Reach out to us at customercare@gssef.org