Program Aide & Camp Skills-Missoula (Grades 6-8)
Calling all Cadettes! Become a Program Aide and work with younger Girl Scouts. Learn to use your leadership skills to share your interests and experiences with younger girls in a troop, group or camp setting.
Program Aides are Girl Scouts Cadettes (6-8 grade) who want to share their skills with others, and help promote the Girl Scout program. Once Program Aides are trained, they will be able to work with other troops by sharing their special talents and help with any service unit event or council program, including day camp. This training will also provide the girls with many camping and outdoor skills as well, including knife and fire safety.
The Program Aide (PA) award is for Cadette girls in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. To earn the Cadette Program Aide award girls must follow these steps:
1. Earn one LiA award. This is a prerequisite before a girl can register for a PA training.
2. Complete a council sponsored Program Aide leadership training course.
3. Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions. This might be assisting girls on journey activities (in addition to what she did for her LiA), badge activities, or other sessions. She might work with a group at their meetings, day camp, council events or service unit events or activities. The council membership and program staff can assist Cadettes in finding a group of Brownies and an adult volunteer to partner with.
4. Once girls have completed these requirements they must have the adult volunteer mentor sign their time log and turn this in when they purchase their PA pin from a GSMW council store. (Girls must complete the requirements in order to receive their pins.)
A Program Aide must be a registered Girl Scout.
A Program Aide must be a Cadette Girl Scout.
A Program Aide must complete a LiA before attending the council PA training.
**** This is an overnight event. Attendees will need overnight gear.
**** Please eat dinner BEFORE coming on Friday.
**** Breakfast and lunch will be served on Saturday.
**** PLEASE bring a snack to share with 25 girls, and a shoebox-sized container.
This event is open to girls in grades 6-8 and supervising adults. All girls are welcome to attend. Non-Girl Scouts pay an additional registration fee of $12 that will enable them to attend additional Girl Scout programs throughout the school year.
Registration deadline: May 3
Girl min/max: 5/25
Adult min/max: 2/4