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Older Girl Opportunities

Girl Scout teens do amazing things! They can help younger girls navigate the Girl Scout Cookie Program, lead community service efforts, participate in exclusive mentoring opportunities, or reach the highest honor in Girl Scouts.

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). 

Community Service Bars
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors who volunteer at least 20 hours to a community organization are eligible to earn Community Service Bars. Requirements for earning this award can be found in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting handbook (page 26 for Cadettes, page 28 for Seniors, and page 26 for Ambassadors). Please submit this eForm to request the required approval for your site

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

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

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. Learn more.

Emerging Leaders
Emerging Leaders, specifically designed for girls in grades 7-12, is a girl-led (and mentor supported) immersion program that dives into community advocacy, social impact, creative strategizing, and career exploration. Learn more.

National Gold Award Girl Scout 
National Gold Award Girl Scout 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. Learn more.

Program Aide (PA)
PAs serve as role models for younger Girl Scouts, putting their leadership skills to use at council programs, camps, and volunteer-led events. Learn more

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. Learn more

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.


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