Leaders come in all shapes and sizes! At Girl Scouts, you have lots of opportunities to hone your leadership skills.
To earn your Global Action Award, you'll learn about global issues that impact girls, young women, and their communities. Discover your own values, explore your connection with the global community, and take action to improve the world. Check out the requirements to complete a Global Action Award!
As a leader in action, you'll share your skills, test your knowledge and try out new leadership roles. For the Girl Scouts you mentor, it means a chance to learn from some of their favorite people! Information on earning the Leader in Action Award is in the Cadette Journey guides.
As a program aide, you're a role model for younger Girl Scouts! To achieve your Program Aide Award, you’ll need to earn your Leader in Action Award and complete the Program Aide Core Leadership Workshop. Then, you’ll work with younger Girl Scouts over six activity sessions. Find upcoming Program Aide Workshops on our event list.
Hone your leadership skills and have a blast at Girl Scout camp! This fun and challenging three-part leadership course is for campers interested in leading in the great outdoors. Learn more about leadership experiences at Girl Scout camp.
Want to mentor Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, or Cadettes? In this 3-6 month program, you'll a Volunteer-in-Training Workshop, then create and implement a program for a troop of younger Girl Scouts! Get started and find an upcoming Volunteer-In-Training Workshop on our event list.
To earn your Torch Award, first complete a Leadership Journey. Then serve at least one term (of at least 20 hours of service) in a leadership position at your school, town council, community center, church, or a similar organization.
If you're a community service rock star, this service bar is for you! Start by choosing a non-profit organization—that isn’t Girl Scouts—where you'd like to volunteer and submit this form two weeks in advance for approval. Once you hear back from us, complete at least 20 hours of service and submit your time log to earn your bar!
If you choose to volunteer at least 20 hours with Girl Scouts outside of your normal troop activities, you can receive the Service to Girl Scouting Bar! Your service doesn’t need to be pre-approved, just work with an adult Girl Scout volunteer to make a plan for your service. Once you’ve completed your hours, you can purchase your award pin at any Girl Scout store.
Remember: Each time you earn one of these awards, it should be earned for a distinct project and you can only count the hours towards one Girl Scout award.