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Other Awards

In addition to the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver and Gold Highest Awards, Girl Scouts opens the door to other great opportunities, including mentoring awards, religious recognitions and college scholarships.

Teen Mentoring

Teen Mentoring

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! Most of all, teen mentoring can be rewarding and fun!

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 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.

Mentoring Awards include Program Aide (PA) and Volunteer-in-Training (V.I.T.). By earning these awards, girls from sixth grade up can deepen their understanding of what leadership development means and get excited about guiding others. The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for Cadettes, Seniorsand Ambassadors includes descriptions of the Teen Mentoring Awards they can earn at their grade level.


Program Aide

Become a Diamonds Program Aide! You'll learn how to work with younger Girl Scouts and explore your own talent as a leader. Upon completion of the training, girls will be awarded a certificate and t-shirt. You can then practice your Program Aide skills at six activity sessions and earn your Program Aide pin!

Requirements for taking PA training:

1.) Girls must be a Cadette (6th, 7th or 8th grade)
2.) Earn the LIA award (Prerequisite LIA Completion Form)
3.) Enroll in council approved PA training (provided annually in each region). If you are interested in a group of Cadettes (min. of 5) attending Program Aide Training outside of the annual trainings, please complete the Program Aide Training Form.

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Visit the events calendar for dates and registration information.

 

Need Program Aide assistance for an upcoming event or program? Please fill out this request form and submit it to your program specialist.


Volunteer-in-Training

The V.I.T. award is for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors who would like to mentor a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior or Cadette group outside of the camp experience. A V.I.T. project (working with a troop) needs to span a 3- to 6-month period. Today's V.I.T.s are tomorrow's leaders!

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Requirements for VIT pin:
1.) Girls must be Seniors or Ambassadors (9th-12th grade)
2.) Find an adult volunteer to act as a mentor
3.) Complete the council-designed VIT leadership course booklet (available online)
4.) Create and implement a thoughtful Journey project lasting four or more sessions
5.) Attend at least one council-designed enrichment course

Girls and Faith

My Promise, My Faith Pin

Everything in Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and the law includes many of the principles and values common to most faiths. While a secular organization, Girl Scouts has encouraged girls to take spiritual journeys via their faiths’ religious recognition

Girls of all grade levels can now earn the My Promise, My Faith pin developed by Girl Scouts of the USA. This pin, which girls can earn once a year, complements existing religious recognitions and allows all girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts.  A girl may earn the My Promise, My Faith pin by carefully examining the Girl Scout Law and directly tying it to tenets of her faith. Requirements for this pin are included in The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for all levels. 

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Religious Recognitions

Religious recognitions are created by national religious organizations/committees to encourage the spiritual growth of their youth members and reinforce many of the values integral to Girl Scouting. While My Promise, My Faith helps girls connect Girl Scouting with their faith, the religious recognitions programs help girls grow stronger in and learn more specifically about their faith.

Each religious organization/committee develops and administers its own program. The  To Serve God religious recognitions brochure shows the religious recognitions that have been created by various faith groups. You can find this brochure, a video that explains the religious recognitions programs, and other resources for collaborating with the faith community at P.R.A.Y. Publishing

Some religious organizations are not affiliated with P.R.A.Y. or may not have a national office; to learn about their religious recognitions, contact their local leaders.

Graduating Senior Scholarships

Girl Scouts - Diamonds has established the Diamonds Graduating Senior Scholarship Program committed to advancing leadership opportunities for its girl members after high school. The education scholarships are available for graduating senior Girl Scouts who epitomize the Girl Scout Mission.

The number of scholarships available is based on current funding for the scholarship program. Scholarship recipients will be honored at the Diamonds graduating seniors and Gold and Silver Award luncheon.

Review the Scholarship Requirements, Guidelines and Application  process before completing the online application and other materials. 

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Deadline - March 17, 2019

For questions about Girl Scouts - Diamonds Graduating Senior Scholarship Program please email us or call (800) 632-6894.