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Community Service Bars for Girl Scout Cadettes, Senior and Ambassadors

When you earn a Community service bar, you are making a difference in your community – and practicing values of the Girl Scout Law. It’s also a great way to get involved with a cause you care about. To earn a Community Service bar, first choose an organization you’d like to volunteer with. The organization will need to agree to give you instructions about the work you’ll be doing. Your council needs to approve your service, so check with them before you begin. Once you’ve chosen your organization, complete at least 20 hours of service to earn the bar.


Service to Girl Scouting bar for Girl Scout Cadettes, Senior and Ambassadors

If you choose to volunteer at least 20 hours to the Girl Scout organization, you can receive a service to Girl Scouting bar. For example, you might volunteer your time at troop meetings for younger girls or at special event for younger girls, be an office assistant for your council or service unit, or help with special projects.

Program Aide

Program Aide is an award that provides girls at the Cadette level a deeper understanding of what leadership development means and the chance to become excited about guiding others.  When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors.  The Program Aide award is one of the Teen Mentoring awards that also include Counselor in Training I and II and Volunteer In Training.  By earning the Program Aide Award, Girl Scout Cadettes will share their skills, test their knowledge and try out new leadership roles. For more information regarding the new Program Aide requirement and training please click here.

President’s Volunteer Service Award

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania is a certifying agency for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.  This award was created by the United States President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to thank others for their volunteer service.  Both adults and girls are eligible to apply for this award by competing an application and submitting it along with payment.  For more information please refer to the Volunteer Events & Resources page of GSEP's website.