When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors.  An exciting part of a Girl Scout’s development, teen mentoring is a win-win proposition!  As teen 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.

Teens who earn mentoring awards are given a special opportunity to serve as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.  As they serve in their roles, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors can help grow awareness of all that Girl Scouting has to offer – Fun with a purpose: enjoyable and challenging activities that grow girls’ leadership in their daily lives and in the world.


Program Aide (PA)

To become the Cadette Program Aide, a sixth, seventh or eighth grade girl must:
  1. Earn the LIA award.
  2. Complete a council-designed Program Aide leadership training course.
  3. Work directly with younger girls on Journey activities (in addition to what was required for the LIA award), badge activities or other sessions.  She might work with a group at their meeting, a service unit run day camp or during a special council event.
*Please note: Steps #1 and #2 are interchangeable.  The LiA award must be completed to earn the Program Aide pin, but is not a prerequisite for the Program Aide Training

Leader in Action (LiA)

The Leader in Action (LiA) award is earned by Cadettes who assist a Brownie group on any of their Journeys. There are three different LiA awards, one for each of the Journey series: It's Your World—Change It!, It's Your Planet—Love It!, and It's Your Story—Tell It! To earn an LiA, you will share your organizational skills, use one of your special talents, teach Brownies something important from their Journey, and reflect on your experience. Complete requirements can be found in the Brownie Leadership Journey adult guides.



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