You’ve participated in Girl Scout programs and slept over at summer camp. Now you’re ready for a bigger role, leading younger girls, making your voice heard in the Girl Scout organization, and developing your leadership skills. Girl Scouts offer a number of programs that give you practical work experience you can use in the future.
P.A.V.E. Peer Counselor
Project Anti-Violence Education (link to P.A.V.E. page) is a peer-led anti violence awareness and education program for grade K-12. Peer Counselors (ages 14-17) are a co-ed team who deliver the PAVE program to youth in their communities. They can earn up to 100 service learning hours.
The P.A.V.E. Peer Counselors organize, plan and lead a one-week summer camp for disadvantaged youth. The camp introduces/refreshes children to the P.A.V.E. program curriculum. Boys and girls (ages 7-12) participate in a variety of programs, presentations by guest speakers, sports, games, and other activities. Peer Counselors earn a stipend of $250 a week for working at P.A.V.E. Camp.
Interested in applying or have more questions? Contact Shannon Marshall, Program Specialist, P.A.V.E. Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410.358.9711 etc. 242.
Counselor in Training
Get an introduction to the camp world seen through the eyes of a Camp Counselor at Counselor in Training and Counselor in Training II. These programs offered during summer camp sessions gives girls a chance to begin developing their skills as a future camp staff member and learn to facilitate camp activities, work with younger campers, develop camp program ideas. Girls that participate in CIT I will earn a First Aid/CPR certification. Visit our Camp Listings page to learn more about these programs and when they are offered.
Wrangler in Training
Wrangler in Training and Wrangler in Training II gives girls the chance to work behind the scenes at the Camp Conowingo stables with our horse staff. Wranglers-in-Training must have previous horse experience in riding and horse care. You must have documented experience to apply. Girls in the WIT II program WIT will work directly with the horse staff in every aspect of the horse program including horse maintenance, teaching and giving input on the program itself. Visit our Camp Listings page to learn more about these programs and when they are offered.
Council Governance Opportunities
Girls have the opportunity to participate in Girl Scout Council governance by becoming a Council Delegate. Council Delegates are elected/selected by the association to serve a term of one year. A Delegate is responsible for representing their association at the Annual Meeting, Association Forums, and all special delegate meetings. A Delegate can initiate and influence change within the Girl Scout Council. For more information about this opportunity, contact your Service Unit Manager.
Training for Girls
Baby sitter training
Girls can learn everything a babysitter needs to know. Girls will earn their certificate for baby-sitting and be ready to be skilled babysitters. Visit our events calendar to find out when this training is offered.
Girls can learn everything they need to know about First Aid/ CPR. Girls will earn their First Aid and CPR certification. Girls who need to be re-certified may also attend this session. Visit our events calendar to find out when this training is offered.
Volunteer in Training
Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors can learn to teach and lead younger Girl Scouts at Leader in Training. Girls will learn leadership and organizational skills, with emphasis on the importance of participation, responsibility and Girl Scout traditions in a safe and fun environment. Visit our events calendar to find out when this training is offered.
Program Aide Training
The Program Aide Training series are leadership workshops that teach Girl Scout Cadettes different aspects of becoming a Program Aide. The Basic Program Aide training is required prior to taking the Activity of Outdoor Program Aide sections, and teaches girls responsibilities of leadership, Girl Scout basics, growth and development, the group process, etc. After competing the Basic Program Aide training, girls who plan to work with Troops/Groups or at Girl Scout events, are required to attend Activity Program Aide Training. Girls who would like to work with day camps are required to take Outdoor Program Aide Trainings. Visit our events calendar to find out when these trainings are offered.