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Program Aides

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We are looking for Program Aides!

Do you know a girl age 11-17 who enjoys working with younger girls?

Program Aides enjoy being Girl Scouts and want to share their skills with others, which helps promote the Girl Scout program. Program Aides are trained Girl Scouts who are at least two years older than the group they are serving. Once Program Aides are trained, they will be able to work with other troops by sharing their special talents and can serve at any service area event or council program.

To become a Program Aide girls must:

  1. Earn a LiA, Leader in Action, award. To earn a LiA award, girls work with a group of Brownies who are completing a Girl Scout Brownie “journey”. Information about the first LiA award is found in the Brownie Quest ‘How to’ leader guide, thereafter LiA awards are in the Cadette Breathe and MEdia ‘How to’ leader guides.
  2. Fill out a Program Aide application and secure three reference forms
  3. Complete Program Aide class either through the council or in your troop setting
  4. After a girl completes Program Aide Core and serves for 25 hours as a Program Aide, she submits a Program Aide Log showing documentation of her hours and then receives her Program Aide pin

Program Aide patches and Advanced Program Aide Pins have been discontinued.

A Program Aide must be a registered Girl Scout.
A Program Aide must complete the required training.

Qualities of a Program Aide:
Able to solve problems
Enjoys working with adults, younger girls and having fun!

How can this benefit a girl in the future?

  • Looks great on future resumes or job applications
  • Great opportunity for skills to grow and strengthen
  • Great experience in a leadership role
  • Proof that she is willing to go above and beyond

2013 Program Aide Packet (9.90MB, 38 pages)