Girl Scout Seniors
Girl Scout Level: Girl Scout Senior
Grade Level: Ninth and Tenth Grades
What Seniors Do:
Seniors make all decisions about their program, decide on activities based on a budget, and make all plans for meetings and events. They completely plan and organize trips. They raise the money to pay for their activities and, often, to fund service projects to meet community needs. Under the guidance of a trained adult advisor, girls mix and match activities and resources to suit their needs while giving back to their communities. They connect with each other and build self-esteem and confidence in their skills as they work on a range of projects and gain life experiences.
Seniors work on projects which require learning about a topic and then taking steps to improve the world with the information they have gathered. Ambassador Girl Scouts may also earn the Leadership Award and the Girl Scout Gold Award (the highest achievement in Girl Scouting).
As a Senior, You Might…
Learn how to be a first responder in an emergency
Become a Program Aide and help at program events
Explore future career options with a mentor
Spend a summer as a counselor-in-training at camp
Raft down Class III (moderately difficult) rapids with a river guide
Attend a Broadway play on a trip to New York City
Invest "play dough" in a stock-market game and beating the experts
Earn a Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting, for working on a project that benefits their community
Travel across the country or around the world to explore culture, science, the outdoors, and more through destinations and Journey books.
Girl Scout Seniors can wear the Girl Scout Membership Pin, showing they belong to Girl Scouts of the USA, and the World Trefoil Pin, signifying membership in a worldwide Movement. Girls can also buy a Senior sash or Senior vest to display Interest Project Awards and other insignia. Click to view a chart which shows how to wear the Girl Scout Senior insignia.
How to Join
Any girl from K-12, from any neighborhood and any background can become a Girl Scout at any time during the year. The traditional and most well known Girl Scouting experience is through Girl Scout Troops. A girl may also join Girl Scouts as a Non-Troop Affiliated (NTA) Girl Scout. To register your daughter as a Girl Scout, please find your school district or the school district your daughter attends and contact your local field director. If you do not live in Nassau County, please use Council Finder to find a Girl Scout Council in your area.