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Program Aide

Work with younger Girl Scouts and explore your own talent as a leader by participating in Program Aide training. Once training is complete, Program Aides are used at various council programs to assist with activities for younger girls.

To earn a Cadette Program Aide award, follow these steps:

Earn one Leader in Action (LiA) Award. 

A Leader in Action award is earned by assisting a Brownie group with any of their National Leadership Journeys. There are three different awards — one for each of the Journey series: It’s Your World—Change It!, It’s Your Planet—Love It!, and It’s Your Story—Tell It!

  • To earn an LiA, you’ll demonstrate your organizational skills, use one of your special talents (such as creating a science experiment or craft), teach Brownies something important from their Journey (such as making healthy snacks), and then reflect on your experience.
  • Complete requirements can be found in the Brownie Leadership   Journey adult guides. For more information about each LiA, connect   with the adult volunteers guiding Brownie groups in your Girl Scout   community.

Complete the council-designed leadership course training.

Part of your leadership course training will involve learning to work with children, and gaining a deeper understanding of a specific area, such as science, art, the outdoors, or adapting activities for girls with disabilities.


Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions.

This might include assisting girls on other Journey activities, badge activities, or other sessions. You might work with a group, at their meetings, at a day camp, or during a special council event.