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Older Girl Opportunities

Girl Scouts offers amazing opportunities for teen girls! You can travel around the United States and beyond, go to camp and events, be a role model to younger girls, improve your community and your leadership skills through Girl Scouting’s Highest Awards, and so much more! 

Events
There are tons of great events in Girl Scouts just for older girls, and it’s easier than ever to work them into your on-the-go life. Our events help girls explore new interests, gain hands-on experience, seek advice from experts, and develop leadership skills. Who knows… you might even spark an interest in a career path!

Camp
You can be “that” girl. The one other girls look up to. The one girls tell their parents about when they get home. “She taught me so much and she was so cool!” At camp, you’ll be brave, learn a variety of new skills, sing at the top of your lungs, and have fun in the sun. 

CampHERO
Train with real-world heroes and see what it takes to be a firefighter, police officer, and Emergency Medical Technician as you explore these career options. Learn about blood spatter analysis and crime scene processing, use the Jaws of Life, practice CPR, chase a suspect, and more!

Program Aide (PA)
Program aides serve as role models for younger Girl Scouts, putting their leadership skills to use at events and select day camps. Training may be required.

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)
There is a variety of Counselor-in-Training opportunities during our summer camps. This is for you if you’re interested in working as a camp counselor and expanding your leadership skills. CITs master their skills, shadow counselors, serve as mentors, and lead activities with younger girls at our day and overnight camps.  

Camper Council and Day Camp by Designer
Impact camp through your leadership and input. Meetings occur throughout the school year to develop themes and camp ideas, choose-t-shirt designs, and determine trading post items.

Adventure Education and Advanced Adventure Education
Learn to facilitate team-building activities for younger Girl Scouts and assist leading council team-building events. Take your adventure education to the next level as you learn more about "Challenge by Choice," spotting techniques, and guiding girls through reflection. 

Destinations
Girl Scouts Destinations are the ultimate adventure for 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 or globe as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states.

Girl Scout Silver Award
The second highest award a Girl Scout can earn. Girls in grades 6-8 that go for the Silver show that they are leaders who are organized, determined, and dedicated to improving their community.

Girl Scout Gold Award
The highest and most prestigious award a Girl Scout can earn, girls in grades 9-12 that go Gold demonstrate extraordinary leadership through remarkable Take Action projects that have sustainable impact in their community and beyond. Teens gain skills in leadership, networking, research, project planning, communication, time management, and budgeting, plus confidence that lasts a lifetime. Gold Award Girl Scouts benefit by standing out on college, scholarship, and employment applications, inspiring their future career path, being recognized as a leader, and so much more.

National Young Women of Distinction
National Young Women of Distinction is a highly recognized, annual, national honor conferred by Girl Scouts of the USA to 10 Girl Scout Gold Award recipients. 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.

Girl Scout Leadership Network
Interested in engaging with GSWISE’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), connecting with your peers, and learning about hot topics for older girls? The Girl Scout Leadership Network (generally between 15-30 girls) serves as an advisory group to the CEO and represents a “voice of girls”. Members provide perspective on issues facing girls today, develop valuable leadership skills, and participate in enriching topics of interest with professional guest speakers, and more. Girls attend 3–4 evening meetings over one school year. The annual deadline to apply is September 1. The application will be posted on the news section of our site. For more information, contact customercare@gswise.org or 800-565-4475.

Girl Board Members
Looking for a unique leadership experience? Be the voice of girls as you help Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast make strategic decisions about the organization in order to fulfill our long-term mission. Each year, GSWISE accepts applications for the position of girl board member to serve on the Board of Directors for a one year term with full voting privileges beginning with the spring Annual Meeting. Up to two girl board members are elected annually to attend 4–6 board meetings to discuss and vote on matters that affect GSWISE. They work alongside the Chief Executive Officer and other adult board members who are community and business leaders in our jurisdiction. Girls must be registered Girl Scouts, high school sophomores or above, and 14 years old or older by the time the term begins in April. The application will be posted on the news section of our site in January. For more information, contact customercare@gswise.org or 800-565-4475 beginning in January.