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 Updates for PAs, CITs and VITs

The requirements for these awards have been updated, along with the other recognitions updates we’ve had lately.  Here’s the latest, just in time for summer camp: 

Program Aides:  PAs are Girl Scout Cadettes, who plan and lead activities and events for Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies, both within and outside of a camp setting.  To earn the Program Aide Award, girls must do the following steps IN ORDER:

1.    Girls must complete one LIA award (requirements found in Cadette Journey books, and Brownie Journey Leader books)
2.    Attend council Program Aide training
3.    Plan and complete six program activity sessions with Daisies or Brownies.

The complete requirements to earn the Program Aide Award can be found in “The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for Cadettes."  (Girls must earn the LIA before attending PA training.) 

Volunteer-In-Training: VITs are Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors.  Volunteer-in-Training (formerly known as Leader in Training) is an award for high school girls who'd like to mentor Girl Scout Daisies, Brownies, Juniors or Cadettes outside of the camp experience. To earn VIT, a girl must have completed 9th grade, take the council VIT training, and do a VIT mentoring project, which typically lasts for three to six months. The complete requirements for VIT can be found in "The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for Seniors" or "The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for Ambassadors". 

Counselor-In-Training: CITs are Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors who are interested in mentoring younger girls in a camp setting as they build skills toward becoming a camp counselor. The complete requirements for CIT can be found in "The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for Seniors" or "The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting for Ambassadors".  CITs must have completed 9th grade.  CIT training is being offered at resident camp this summer – for more information, please click the "Summer Camp 2013" tab on the left side of this page.