Program Aides and CITs
Girl Learning Opportunities:
Program Aides & Counselors-in-Training
What girls have to say about taking Program Aide and Counselor-in-Training learning sessions:
“I don’t not like it, I love it!”
“I liked becoming a Program Aide, because the learning session had fun activities and we got to meet new people.”
“I liked playing all the different games and songs and how we split into groups and taught each other.”
“Our learning session was fun and educational. It was FUNCATIONAL!”
Learning opportunities are a great way to expand your leadership skills, meet new friends, make a difference in the lives of younger Girl Scouts and have fun! If you are a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador and are interested in working with younger girls in a troop, group, or at camp, then consider becoming a Program Aide or Counselor-in-Training!
Learning session opportunities are available in our Learning Schedule, under Schedule of Girl Person-to-Person Learning Opportunities.
Program Aide (PA)
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, and ceremonies, and more with younger Girl Scouts!
To become a certified Program Aide, a Girl Scout:
1. Must be a registered 6th grade or older Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador Girl Scout
2. Attends a Program Aide learning session
3. Earns one Leader in Action (LiA) Award
4. Works directly with Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors through 6 different Program Aide experiences
A Program Aide learning certificate and t-shirt is awarded at end of the learning session. The Program Aide award pin is earned after completion of the six PA experiences and completion of the LiA award.
Click here to register for upcoming PA sessions.
Program Aide Specialty
This is a follow-up learning opportunity to the Program Aide learning session and for those who would like to enhance their leadership skills and become an even better Program Aide! Program Aides will expand their skills, either learning more songs, games, crafts, and ceremonies, or branching off into a new specialty, such as photography, science, or nature. This is a great opportunity to bring PAs together to learn, share, and network!
Click here to register for upcoming PA Specialty sessions.
Counselors-in-Training spend their 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 you!
To become a certified Counselor-in-Training, a Girl Scout:
1. Must be a registered Senior or Ambassador Girl Scout
2. Must be a certified Program Aide
3. Attends a Counselor-in-Training Camp learning session
4. Works directly with younger Girl Scouts through 2 Spirit of Nebraska camp experiences during 2 Spirit of Nebraska camp sessions (June through August). Each experience must include at least 2 days and 1 overnight.
A Counselor-in-Training t-shirt is awarded at end of the camp learning session. The Counselor-in-Training award pin is earned after completion of the two camp experiences.
Click here to register for upcoming CIT Camp sessions.