Excited to go camping for the first time? Want to try your hand at coding your first website? Ready to work towards climate justice? As a Girl Scout, there are so many ways to try something new or take a passion to the next level. Badges and Journeys will build your skills and show the world what you’re capable of accomplishing.
Start exploring a world of possibility.
Got a vision for a better world? We’re here to help you create lasting change every step of the way—and can’t wait to see all that you’re going to accomplish.
Girl Scouts of Silver Sage is excited to join you and your troop on their higher award journeys. We host quarterly Bronze, Silver and Gold award trainings for members virtually and in person. Check out our program calendar for upcoming event offerings. Questions? Contact email@example.com
When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors. As mentors, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge, and trying out new leadership roles. For the girls being mentored, it means a chance to be with and learn from teens — some of their favorite people!
Mentoring Awards include Leader in Action, Program Aide, Counselor-in-Training I & II and Volunteer-in-Training. By earning these awards, girls in grades 6-12 can deepen their understanding of what leadership development means and get excited about guiding others.
The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors includes descriptions of the Mentoring Awards girls can earn at their grade level:
Cadettes earn Program AideThe PA leadership opportunity is designed to help Cadette Girl Scouts discover their talents in mentoring and leading younger children, gain the confidence knowledge and expertise needed to guide younger girls, and prepares them to hold future leadership positions within and outside of Girl Scouting. Specifically, PAs are girls who become proficient in a specific area of interest and share their specialized knowledge with younger girls in a troop or group setting.
Cadette Girl Scout Program Aide: Any registered Cadette Girl Scout in grades 6-8.
Council-wide training opportunities will be posted here as they become available. These Program Aide Trainings will also be advertised in the Program Chat Newsletter as they become available.
Other Program Aide Trainings may be organized on the local level for girls in a specific area. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors and Ambassadors earn Volunteer-in-Training (Formerly known as leader in training)
The VIT leadership opportunity is designed to help Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts discover their talents in mentoring and leading younger children, gain the confidence, knowledge and expertise needed to guide younger girls, and prepares them to hold future leadership positions within and outside of Girl Scouting. Specifically, VITs are teen girls who have an interest in mentoring who through training acquire the skills and confidence necessary to guide a group of younger girls, and hold future leadership positions within and outside of Girl Scouting.
Any registered Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout in grades 9-12.
VIT Training: Designed to foster the development of basic leadership skills and to give girls a basis for working with younger girls. Topics include basic understanding of Girl Scout program, developmental characteristics of younger girls, and the role and responsibilities of the Volunteer in Training. Additionally, participants will learn how to select, plan, and present age-appropriate activities and use problem-solving strategies.
Once the VIT selects the grade level with which she would like to work, has taken the trainings and completed required paperwork, she can either locate a troop/group in her local area with whom she would like to work or she can obtain council assistance. She must then work with the same troop/group on an ongoing basis and commit at least 4-6 sessions of service to her assigned troop/group.
Council-wide training opportunities will be posted here as they become available. These Volunteer in Training trainings will also be advertised in the Program Chat Newsletter as they become available.
Other Volunteer in Training trainings may be organized on the local level for girls in a specific area. For more information, please contact email@example.com.
These awards can be earned each year of Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Hours used to earn one award cannot be used for another award. Please submit the Leadership Project Time Log for Girls form when purchasing the awards to the Boise Council office.
The Torch Award: This award recognizes Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors who act as leaders in their communities. Requirements are in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.
Community Service bar: When girls earn the Community Service bar, they are making a difference in their community – and practicing the values of the Girl Scout Law. It’s also a great way to get involved with a particular cause they care about. Girls complete at least 20 hours of service to earn the bar.
Service to Girl Scouting bar: Girls who choose to volunteer at least 20 hours to the Girl Scout organization, can receive the Service to Girl Scouting bar. For example, girls might volunteer time at a special event for younger girls, volunteer at the council office or at service unit leader meetings babysitting, or help with special projects.
National Gold Award Girl Scouts: Every year, ten exceptionally inspiring Girl Scout Gold Award recipients are chosen as National Gold Award Girl Scouts (NGAGS).
This honor is given to Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors whose Gold Award projects demonstrated extraordinary leadership, had a measurable and sustainable impact, and addressed a local challenge related to a national and/or global issue. These young women are taking matters into their own hands, generating much-needed change!
The NGAGS program perfectly reflects our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. The program provides these young stars with the opportunity to be an inspiration to girls around the world and throughout the Girl Scout Movement—and serve as incredible examples of what it means to be a Girl Scout.
Girl Scouts Silver Sage Council Teen Advisory Statement of Purpose:
The objective of the Teen Advisory Committee (TAC) shall be to represent the council girl membership interests in council programming and the recruitment and retention efforts.
2022 - 2023 Teen Advisory Committee Applications are now being accepted. Please direct and any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s our time to shine! Join us in July 2023 at Walt Disney World® Resort for the world’s biggest gathering of Girl Scouts. Our national convention only happens every three years, so you don’t want to miss it. Register for Phenom by Girl Scouts today and save with early bird pricing. Connect with Girl Scouts from across the country to experience amazing activities and demos in the Expo Hall, meet special guests, attend the National Bridging ceremony and Gold Award celebration, and much more.
Register for Phenom by Girl Scouts today and save $50 or more per person with early bird pricing.
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Our girls had a blast during this year’s council-sponsored trip to Walt Disney World, and we’re excited to offer it again next year! We are still working out the details of the trip. Because we plan to offer the trip alongside the Phenom 2023 experience in Orlando, please do not have your girl pay for the convention separately. More information will be available soon. Please sign up below to tell us your interest in the trip and be included in communication when more information is available. Disney Trip 2023 Interest Form