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Teen Mentoring Awards

When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors. An exciting part of a Girl Scout’s development, teen mentoring is a win-win proposition! As teen mentors, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge, and trying out new leadership roles. For the girls being mentored, it means a chance to be with and learn from teens—some of their favorite people!

Teen Mentoring Awards include Program Aide, Counselor-in-Training I & II, and Volunteer-in-Training. By earning these awards, girls from sixth grade up can deepen their understanding of what leadership development means and get excited about guiding others. The Program Aide and Counselor-in- Training awards have a long history in Girl Scouting, while the Volunteer-In Training-award represents an updated approach to the Leader-In-Training Award. In 2011, The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors include descriptions of the Teen Mentoring Awards they can earn at their grade level: 


Cadettes earn Program Aide (PA)


Seniors earn Counselor-in-Training and Volunteer-in-Training (CIT and VIT)


Ambassadors earn Counselor-in-Training, Counselor-in-Training II, and Volunteer-in-Training 

The Teen Mentoring program is one of the most popular activities Girl Scouts of Hawai`i offers during its membership year!

Why is it so cool? It is the only self-sustaining program run by volunteers and older Girl Scouts!  PAs, CITs and VITs unite the Journeys curriculum and outdoor experiences to allow girls, in grades 6 and above, opportunities to put their leadership skills to the test and function as camp counselors after they have completed specialized trainings. Girls share what they have learned through their journeys in Girl Scouting, and of course, make lasting memories that keep participants wanting to come back for more.

These fun-filled themed camps’ activities include, but are not limited to:


Roasting S’mores

Playing Sports





*Participants must be registered for the current Girl Scout membership year to attend this program.


Online registration through your GS Account will be posted in the upcoming events calendar for each camp 5 weeks before the camp date.  Please check back often.


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