Just for Teens
Girl Scouting gives teens so many options. Attend special events just for you, participate in a series program, travel the world, teach others what you know, earn the highest awards available to Girl Scouts, and do it all with your Girl Scout friends!
Colleges and universities recognize the merits of the Girl Scout experience by making scholarships and grants available to Girl Scouts and recipients of the Girl Scout Gold Award. Girls seeking scholarships should contact their high school guidance counselor or the financial-aid office at the school they wish to attend for information on any scholarships that might be available to Girl Scouts.
If you have additional information on the availability of scholarships for Girl Scouts, write to: Girl Scouts of the USA College Scholarships 16th Floor 420 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10018-2798
Girl Scout Destinations
Girl Scout destinations are your source for travel across your state, your country and your globe! Click to learn more.
In 1980, Girls Scouts introduced the Girl Scout Gold Award (for Girl Scouts 14-18) as its highest honor, along with the Girl Scout Silver Award (for Girl Scouts 11-14). To receive these awards, girls must meet requirements that help them prepare for, and complete, a special project benefiting their communities. Today these awards are a highlight of the Girl Scout experience.
Click here for more information about these prestigious and fulfilling awards!
Teens may attend Program Aide (PA) Training and Volunteer-In-Training (VIT). These courses enable girls to learn more about working with younger girls while developing their own leadership skills. This leadership training includes all of the information and skills you need to work with younger girls in a troop, camp or program setting. You will leave the PA training with skills in fire building, outdoor cooking, knot tying and the ability to teach songs and games. All girls who would like to volunteer at summer camp must have taken PA Training. All girls who would like to volunteer within a troop setting must have taken VIT Training. To find more information about these trainings please contact the council.
Leadership Council is a group for Girl Scouts in grades 7-12 interested in assuming a leadership role that benefits others and GSNWGL. The group will engage in a variety of responsibilities including programming, community involvement, networking, training, travel, advocacy, and facilitating meetings. Members are able to participate for several years, allowing them to grow with the program and take on leadership roles as they get older.
There are Leadership Council chapters in each of GSNWGL’s five regions: West (Eau Claire area), Central (Wausau and Wisconsin Rapids area), Northeast (Marquette), Appleton, and Green Bay.
The Leadership Council provides GSNWGL an important girl perspective by reviewing local ideas and recommending at least one STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) program for implementation in each of GSNWGL’s five regions. All five regional chapters will also work together to organize and host a Youth Summit.
Each Leadership Council chapter shall consist of an executive team, members-at-large, and adult advisors. The executive team will consist of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Members-at-large will consist of registered Girl Scouts in grades 7-12. A total of four adult advisors per Leadership Council chapter will be appointed: one for the executive team, one for the fundraising committee, one for the membership committee, and one for the event planning committee.
Leadership Council Program Goals
- Provide leadership skill-building opportunities
- Allow girls to work with peer groups to accomplish tasks
- Focus on STEM advancement for girls
- Commit to community service
- Become a self-sustaining group by fundraising for activities
- Provide programmatic outlets (travel, events, social functions)
- Network with other girls and their communities
- Provide direction for future Girl Scout programming
- Support the Girl Scout Movement
How to get involved
If you are interested in applying to be part of the leadership conference, read through the handbook to see if you can make the commitment. Then, fill out the application and mail it in to your nearest Service Center.