Go for the Gold

Girls in grades 9-12 can earn their Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. Learn how.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities for older girls are listed in the Program and Events section of the website and sometimes on GSHCC's Facebook page.

High Adventure

The High Adventure Girl Scout club is for girls who like the extreme outdoors. This club takes trips to Yosemite, goes hiking, kayaking, rock climbing and more. If you would like to join please contact highadventuregirlscouts@yahoo.com.

Program Aide

If your troop is interested in leadership, helping out at Girl Scout events and being a role model becoming a Program Aide may be just the thing they are looking for. Program Aide training will help girls become confident, effective leaders and will teach them skills for working with younger troops. They will use these skills if they help at a day camp, a service unit event, a council event or with a troop. Click here for more information about Program Aide training.

If your troop is hosting an event and you would like help from a Program Aide contact your Service Unit's Program Aide Coordinator.

Counselor-In-Training

This is a specially designed leadership program that shows girls how to develop and lead camp programs; all while improving their problem-solving skills and having fun with camp friends. Becoming a Councelor-In-Training is a chance to gain supervised hands-on experience working with younger campers. Learn more about becoming a Councelor-In-Training.

Wrangler-In-Training

The Wrangler-In-Training program offers high school girls an opportunity to learn leadership and horsemanship skills. During the Wrangler-In-Training program, WIT’s will explore the areas of child development related to horse programs, program planning skills, horse operations and the role of the horseback riding specialist. The training program includes regular hours devoted to riding and training, plus actual hands-on experience working with younger girls under the supervision of riding staff. The advanced and apprentice programs open on a selective basis to those who have demonstrated competence. Learn more about Wrangler-In-Training.

Marketing and Communications Internship

Every May the council's Marketing and Communication department accepts applications for a unique internship where older Girl Scouts have the opportunity to explore a career in marketing and journalism. Girls involved in the internship also write, edit and produce the Girl Scout teen magazine Hear&Now. Get involved.

destinations

Girl Scout destinations is a chance to go somewhere new, do something different, and meet people from everywhere you imagine. The travel experience ranges from two days to three weeks for Cadettes and older. Girls will be whisked to the far corners of the world where they will meet remarkable girls, develop leadership skills, gain confidence, and enjoy valuable learning opportunities to take action. Learn more about destinations.

Do something...

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Dear Julie

Do the girls in your troop need advice from fellow Girl Scouts? They can write to Hear&Now magazine by emailing dearjulie@girlscoutshcc.org. Their submissions may be published on the Girl Scout blog or in the magazine.

Scholarships

Check out the scholarship opportunities posted on GSHCC's website. Go over them together as a troop and spend time during your troop meetings filling out scholarship applications. Being together will make it way more fun!