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Girl Scout Seniors


Girl Scout Level: Girl Scout Senior

Senior Resources

Senior Books

Girl Programs

Community Service

Gold Award

Girl Scout Camp

What Do Seniors Do?

Girl Scout Badge Explorer

Journey Map

Senior Online Games and Activities

GSNC Leadership Award for Seniors & Ambassadors


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.


Senior Uniform:

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 >

Shop all Official 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.