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T'weens & Teens

Hey there, Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors, your Girl Scout journey just got great!

We have created many unique experiences for our elite “older girls.” Programs and travel that become more adventurous, intriguing, focused and engaging, and opportunities you never imagined would present themselves. Visit our program calendar to see what’s in store for you next!

Older Girl Programs

Counselor-in-Training (CIT)

Take a Program Aide into the great outdoors and you’ve got a Counselor-in-Training! With so many camps and programs across the state, you will become one with nature and make gobs of friends…some of the eight-legged variety. If you love being outside and helping make things run smoothly, we want you!


Begin your outdoor mentorship training with CIT I, which is for Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors. Earn this award by participating in a leadership course offered during the summer, and work with younger girls during a camp session. Search our program calendar for upcoming CIT sessions.


CIT II is for Girl Scout Ambassadors who have completed CIT I. Participants mentor younger girls over the course of at least one camp session while honing skills in a specific area, like horseback riding instruction, lifeguarding, arts, or outdoor camping. Complete the application form and get one step closer to becoming an amazing camp counselor!

If you qualify as a Counselor-in-Training II, please apply for your CIT II session by May 1 of the current Girl Scout year.

Girl Empowerment Series
Girl Empowerment Series: Global Citizenship Leadership

Grades 9-12
Thursday, February 9; Thursday, April 6;  Saturday, June 10

Are you interested in important global issues such as caring for the environment, gender equality, educational access for girls, ending child marriage, and more? Then the Global Citizenship program is the right fit for you! This series provides an opportunity to explore global themes that impact girls worldwide and looks at innovative solutions to address them. Strengthen your problem-solving skills and learn how to take action and become a changemaker. Over the course of the year, we will meet virtually to discuss these important issues and choose one to explore more deeply.  Together we will plan and lead a summit for middle-school Girl Scouts in the summer of 2023 to share our knowledge and help them explore the topic, too.

Meetings via Zoom:
  • Thursday, February 9, 2023
  • Thursday, April 6, 2023
  • Summit: Summer of 2023
Summit at Camp Cosmo, Grand Island:
  • Saturday, June 10, 2023
Register by: Thursday, February 2, 2023
Girl Cost: $10, includes meetings and summit

Girl Empowerment Series: Global Citizenship Summit

Grades 6-8
Saturday, June 10, 2023

Do you want to learn more about global issues and talk with your peers about changing the world? Join us for our first ever Cadette Global Citizenship Summit! This year, our Global Citizenship leadership team have been hard at work learning about global issues. Learn what they have discovered, enjoy lunch with friends, and participate in fun activities that will show you how to change the world, one idea at a time. Adults must register with girls, using the required volunteer-to-girl ratios.

Location: Camp Cosmo, Grand Island
Register by: Saturday, May 20, 2023
Girl Cost: $25, includes activities, supplies, lunch, snacks, patch, and T-shirt
Adult Cost: $20, includes activities, supplies, lunch, snacks, and T-shirt

Girl Empowerment Series: Entrepreneurship

Grades 9-12
Wednesday, June 21, 2023 – Friday, June 23, 2023

Experience college life while staying in UNO dorms during this three-day business-basics camp. Gain business, finance, marketing, and non-profit management tips from UNO College of Business Administration faculty and develop your sense of self. Visit local entrepreneurs to learn how they got started and participate in your own small business challenge.

Arrival/Departure: 2 p.m. Wednesday – 2 p.m. Friday
Applications Open: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Apply by:
Monday, May 1, 2023
Location: University of Nebraska Omaha, Mammel Hall, 6708 Pine St., Omaha
Girl Cost: FREE but space is limited and applications are required, includes
lodging, activities, supplies, meals, and T-shirt

Girl Empowerment Series: Mentorship

Grades 9-12
Wednesday, July 26, 2023 – Sunday, July 30, 2023

Experience a unique mentoring experience in a camp setting. You’ll be matched with a mentor during the camp—our mentors are inspiring women from a variety of professional backgrounds. Enjoy challenging and fun adventures with your mentor such as kayaking, swimming,
archery, yoga, a special formal dinner, and more! Explore career planning and networking while developing a strong bond with the other girls and women at camp. Learn how to develop healthy relationships, become more confident, and gain a strong sense of self, too!

Arrival/Departure: 11:30 a.m. Wednesday – 11:30 a.m. Sunday
Applications Open: Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Apply by:
Monday, May 1, 2023
Location: Lakeview Cabin, North Platte
Girl Cost: FREE but space is limited and applications are required, includes
lodging, activities, supplies, meals, patch, and T-shirt

Girl Scout Advisory Group (GSAG)

Lead the way! Join the Girl Scout Advisory Group (GSAG) and have an impact on council programs and events. Lend your voice to council publications, enhance your leadership skills by being a key player in all things Girl Scouts, and become instant friends with the most AWESOME girls. Build your resume highlights by joining this elite group of Girl Scouts today!

GSAG Girls Are:

  • Leaders
  • Mentors
  • Program and Camp Facilitators
  • Staff Liaisons
  • Idea Makers
  • The Voice of Girls

Email or call 800.695.6690 and join today!

Program Aide (PA)

Program Aide is a prestigious position. You will be a volunteer extraordinaire and have access to many opportunities. Council events, troop meetings and fun with Daisies and Brownies, who fondly look up to their older Sister Scouts. Prepare to sing, play, plan and rule the world (or maybe just a little corner of it).

Real Life Academy

Real Life Academy is a fun spin on the "Game of Life" that offers practical, life-skill based experiences. Explore your proposed career and lifestyle through workshops that focus on budgeting, personal brand development, and goal setting-with an underlying root in financial literacy. Meet and network virtually with mentors and girls across Nebraska each session as you learn new life skills!

You will independently save $250 or more through money-earning activities and have the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship for Girl Scout travel or college. You will independently secure and complete in-person work study job shadows with a mentor working in your chosen field. This program is sponsored by Union Bank & Trust.


All workshop sessions will be virtual from 3 - 6 p.m. (CT)

  • Saturday, November 5, 2022 – Getting the Job
  • Saturday December 3, 2022 – Building Your Persona
  • Saturday February 11, 2023 – Banking Your Future
  • Saturday March 11, 2023 – The Big Picture
Graduation Ceremony
  • Saturday, April 1, 2023
How to Apply

This program is FREE but space is limited and applications are required. Includes activities, supplies, and the opportunity to earn a $1,000 scholarship upon program completion. Applications must be completed by Saturday, October 15, 2022.


For more information, email Member Support or call 800.695.6690.

Trailblazers and Mariners

Seeking Trailblazers and Mariners!

Are you an older Girl Scout looking to challenge yourself on land or water? Trailblazers and Mariners are calling you!

Girl Scout Trailblazers
  • For girls in grades 8-12
  • High-adventure outdoor activities
  • Survival camping, hiking, and orienteering
  • Adventure sports like rock climbing
  • Environmental stewardship
Girl Scout Mariners
  • For girls in grades 8-12
  • Canoeing, kayaking, and sailing
  • Weather and navigation skills
  • Advanced swimming, safety, and rescue

We also encourage you to earn your Girl Scout Silver Award, Cadettes, and to absolutely “Go Gold” if you are in high school and want to challenge yourself by doing something awesome that really, really makes world a better place.