Volunteer In Training
This award is for girls who’d like to mentor Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior, or Cadette groups outside of the camp experience. If you’ve completed ninth grade, you’re eligible to earn this award. Your VIT project should span a three to six-month period.
3 Steps to Earning Your VIT Award:
1. Find a mentor volunteer who is currently the adult volunteer for a group of girls at the level you’d like to work with. This volunteer will help you through your internship, and you’ll help the volunteer with her group of girls for the three to six-month period.
2. Complete a council-designed leadership course. Sign in to LARC and complete all of the following courses:
- Girl Scouting 101
- GSGATL 102: Council Orientation
- GSGATL 103: New Leader Basics
- Age Level Basics (choose the age level of the girls you are mentoring)
3. Create and implement a thoughtful program based on a Journey or badge that lasts over four or more sessions. Be responsible for designing, planning, and evaluating the activities. If you’re passionate about a topic like art or technology, you could design the activities around the area you love or in which you have expertise.
Counselor In Training I & II
Earn your Councelor-In-Training award by mentoring younger girls in a camp setting.
Steps to earn CIT award:
1. Take a council-designed leadership course on outdoor experiences. Look for opportunities to take this course during summer resident camp.
2. Work with younger girls over the course of a camp session
Earn your Counselor-in-Training II (CIT II) award by first earning your CIT I award and then mentoring a group of younger girls through at least one camping experience while focused on increasing your skills in one specific area- such as riding instruction, lifeguarding, or the arts.
This is a great time to inspire young girls to develop responsibility, independence, and confidence.
Note: Service hours for both bars must be separate from those used towards other awards. Each bar represents a new project, and can only be earned once.