Learning opportunities are a great way for you to
expand your leadership skills, meet new friends, make a difference in
the lives of younger Girl Scouts and have fun! If you are interested in
working with younger girls in a troop, group or at camp, you should
consider becoming a Program Aide, Program Aide Specialty or
As a certified Program Aide, you will have the opportunity to volunteer
at day camps, council events or with a troop. Program Aides are prepared
to lead songs, games, ceremonies and more with younger Girl Scouts!
To become a certified Program Aide, you must:
- Be a registered 6th grade or older Girl Scout Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador
- Attend a Program Aide learning session
- Work directly with Daisies, Brownies and Juniors through six different Program Aide experiences
A Program Aide certificate and t-shirt are awarded at end of the
learning session. The Program Aide award pin is earned after completion
of the six PA experiences.
Online registration for upcoming Program Aide sessions.
Program Aide Specialty
This is a follow-up learning opportunity to the Program Aide Learning
and is for those who would like to enhance their leadership skills and
become an even better Program Aide! Program Aides expand their skills,
either learning more songs, games, crafts and ceremonies, or branching
off into a new specialty, such as photography, science or nature.
Check back for Program Aide Specialty opportunities coming soon!
Counselor in Training
As a Counselor-in-Training, you will spend your time volunteering at any
of our six wonderful camp locations across the state. If you love the
outdoors and helping others, then this is the learning opportunity for
To become a certified Counselor-in-Training, a Girl Scout must:
- Be a registered Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout
- Be a certified Program Aide
- Attend a Counselor-in-Training Camp learning session
- Work directly with younger Girl Scouts through two Spirit of
Nebraska camp experiences during two Spirit of Nebraska camp sessions
(June through August). Each experience must include at least 2 days and 1
A Counselor-in-Training t-shirt will be awarded at end of the camp
learning session. The Counselor-in-Training award pin is earned after
completion of the two camp experiences.
Check back for upcoming CIT camp sessions coming soon!