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Older Girl Opportunities

Girl Scouts is where teens can be amazing! They can help younger girls navigate the cookie program, lead community service efforts, participate in exclusive mentoring opportunities, or reach the highest honor in Girl Scouts! There’s more fun than you can possibly Snapchat! #GetInvolved #GSTeensRock

Below are opportunities just for older girls— but be sure to check out our clubs and activities for all Girl Scout grade levels too (younger and older). 

Counselors-in-Training (CIT)
The CIT Summer Leadership Experience is an opportunity for girls in grades 9–12 who are interested in working as a camp counselor and expanding their leadership skills. CITs shadow counselors, serve as mentors, and work with younger girls at our day and resident camps. Become a counselor-in-training

Cookie Captains
Are you a teen #CookieBoss? Cookie Captains play an important role in educating younger girls about the Girl Scout Cookie Program. Become a Cookie Captain.

Emerging Leaders
Emerging Leaders are Girl Scouts in grades 10–12 who exemplify leadership, courage, confidence, and character. Girls selected will attend leadership orientation(s) and have the exclusive opportunity to join female and community leaders at GSGLA’s annual ToGetHerThere Luncheon, which features minute-mentoring sessions and a phenomenal program. Learn more about our Emerging Leaders.

Girl Scouts Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older! With different trips every year, there’s something amazing for every girl to experience. Make friends all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states. Explore with us!

National Young Women of Distinction
National Young Women of Distinction is a highly recognized and special honor conferred annually by Girl Scouts of the USA to 10 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients nationally. These girls have completed projects that demonstrate extraordinary leadership, have measurable and sustainable impact, and address a local change that relates to a national or global issue. More information.

Program Aides (PA)
Program aides serve as role models for younger Girl Scouts, putting their leadership skills to use at council programs, camps, and volunteer-led events. Learn more about program aides (PA). There is even a Program Aide Club, where girls can meet fellow program aides, sign up to help at various council and regional events, and learn new skills. The club meets the first Wednesday of each month at the Montclair Service Center, 7–8:30 p.m. Contact us for more information.

Service Squad
During Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day, girls ages 14+ have the opportunity to join Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, Ralphs/Food 4 Less, and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in the fight against hunger! On this day (typically in spring), the Service Squad mobilizes at the food bank to help with sorting and packaging. Join the Service Squad.

Tournament Troop
The Tournament Troop is made up of GSGLA Senior and Ambassador Gold Award Girl Scouts (and area Eagle Scouts) who assemble to march in the Tournament of Roses® Parade and welcome the world to Pasadena on Jan. 1 by carrying parade banners. Learn more.

Did You Know:
A girl’s self-esteem plummets at puberty. You can help provide more empowering programs like these for teen girls. Donate to Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles now. Donate to Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles now.