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Tournament Troop

The Tournament Troop is made up of GSGLA Senior and Ambassador Gold Award Girl Scouts (and area Eagle Scouts) assembled to march in the Tournament of Roses Parade and welcome the world to Pasadena on New Year's Day.

Program Aide Program

The Program Aide Program allows Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts who have completed 6th grade to work with younger girls under the supervision of an adult leader.

Outdoor Skills Encampment

This event is a 2-night tent-camping event where girls can learn skills such as: compass & trail signs, knots & lashing, knife safety, first aid and fire building. The event takes place in the spring (April-May).


Senior/Ambassador Girl Scout Troop Assistant Leader-in-Training, and Senior Girl Scout Troop Assistant are programs available to Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts to prepare them for leadership positions on the troop level. Both trainings require girls to attend a training class provided by the council and perform an internship.

Counselor-in-Training I and II (CIT)

 CIT teaches girls to better understand Girl Scout practices and principles related to camping and outdoor education and provides the experience of working with younger girls. This leadership opportunity is available only to Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts. All CIT I & II programs take place at our council’s resident camp facilities.

Community Service Bars

The Ambassador, Senior, and Cadette Girl Scout Community Service Bars allow girls to work with other organizations. The Community Service Bar for Contributions to Girl Scouting is offered to girls who volunteer in a Girl Scout organization. Each pin requires a minimum of four training hours and 25 volunteer hours. The hours used for these recognitions may not be applied to any other recognitions.

Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI)

The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is designed to challenge and engage girls 14 and older. This experience shows girls how they can impact the world and be a positive role model for their peers and younger girls. It inspires them to do great things for others white continuing to be in leadership roles in their school, church, community group, or Girl Scout council.

Students Stand #withMalala Scholarship Contest

Girls going into 11th and 12th grades can earn up to $5,000 in scholarship funds by taking action on a global issue. Join Malala Yousafzai in advocating for girls' global education. Embrace your strengths and realize your potential by making a difference in the world with a Take Action project. This scholarship contest is sponsored by Students Stand #withMalala in collaboration with Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Applications are due Nov. 25 at 5 p.m. PST. Click here to apply.

Prudential Spirit of Community Award

If you are a Girl Scout who earned your Silver or Gold Award this year, you'd be a great candidate for a Prudential Spirit of Community Award! This award honors young people in middle and high school for outstanding service to their communities – you might win a cash prize, a trip to Washington, D.C. and a chance to inspire other young people to get involved in volunteering. The deadline to apply is Nov. 8 - please list your certifier as Elizabeth Chadwick,, click here to apply.

National Young Women of Distinction

Open to all girls who have achieved their Gold Award, National Young Women of Distinction is a highly recognized and special honor conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to 10 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients nationally. These girls have completed projects that demonstrate extraordinary leadership, have measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local change that related to a national or global issue.