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Program Aide & VIT Requirements

Program Aide & VIT Requirements

 

Program Level

Program

Register online?

prerequisite

Who Signs Off?

Trainer

Details

Cadette

Leader in Action Award (LIA)

no

Bridged to & registered as Cadette

Troop Leader

Troop Leader

A Journey Activity Award! Help a Brownie troop in their Journey. Instructions are in the Cadette Girls Guide to Girl Scouting; additional information is in the Brownie Journey Guides.

Program Aide Training (PAT)

yes

LIA

PA Trainer

PA Trainers

Girls take this training, and complete an internship before being able to wear the PA Pin. PA Trainings include specialization training at the end to help girls think about their internship direction.

Program Aide Internship (PAI)

yes, click here

PAT

Troop Leader

Girl-Led

PA Interns lead 6 activities that (1) address one of the GSUSA Outcomes, (2) are planned in advance, and (3) total 10 hours. Activities are Girl-Planned and Girl-Led either individually or in pairs. Cost includes pin.

Program Aide (PA)

yes, contact your PA trainer for registration details

PAI

N/A

Girl-Led

Help your troop/service unit/region with: Power Up, Service Unit Camps, boating, troop leadership, etc.

Cadette -Ambassador

Volunteer Camp Program Aide

yes

PAI

Volunteer Camp Director

Volunteer Camp Director

Work with your troop, service unit, or region to help lead day and overnight camps with younger Girl Scouts.

Senior - Ambassador

Overnight Camp Program Aide

yes

PAI & PA in Cadette years

Camp Registration

Overnight Camp Directors

Spend a week at a GSCO overnight camp (Tomahawk or Sky High Ranch)!

Counselor in Training I & II (CIT I & II)

yes

CIT I is prerequisite for CIT II

Camp Registration

Overnight Camp Directors

Spend 3 weeks at an overnight camp (Tomahawk or Sky High)! CIT I and CIT II are completed in different summers. Seniors must have completed 9th grade to attend this program. NOTE: This is not a prerequisite for future employment at GSCO camps.

Volunteer In Training (VIT)

yes, click here

Nuts & Bolts, GS 101 –AND- VIT internship signed off by Troop Leader

Troop Leader

Troop Leader

For girls who want to mentor a Girl Scout Daisy, Brownie, Junior or Cadette Troop during the year. Cost includes pin. More information in the Senior Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Senior -
Adult
Volunteer

High Adventure Volunteer

no

Varies

Overnight Camp Directors

Overnight Camp Directors

Help lead activities on low ropes course, high ropes course, climbing wall, and zip lines.

Ambassador - Adult Volunteer

Boating Volunteer

no

Basic Water Safety

boating volunteers

boating volunteers

Help with boating trips, day camps, and more! Contact Judy.Moisey-Asay@va.gov.

Program Aide Trainer

no

attend meeting; apprentice a training

PA Train the Trainers

Help instruct Program Aide Trainings with groups of Cadette Girl Scouts!

Adult Volunteer (this is not an inclusive list!)

GSCO Overnight Camp Volunteer

yes

interview and placement

Overnight Camp Director

Overnight Camp Director

Interviews are in November & December, placements are made by January when registration opens. Daughter attends camp for half price.

Day Camp or Troop Camp Volunteer

no

Camp 101; Cooking & Camping; Overnight Training if overnight

Outdoor Programs Assistant Director

GSCO Trainers

Run a day or overnight camp on the troop or service unit level.

Archery Volunteer

yes

Archery Instructor Training

Training Instructor

Training Instructor

Learn to instruct Archery.

Volunteer Trainer / Facilitator

yes

attend meeting; apprentice a training

Volunteer Services

GSCO Trainers

Help instruct volunteer trainings to new volunteers throughout your region and the state.

  

Notes about changes to this program:

  • PA requirements can be completed ANY time in the Cadette years.
  • PA requirements maintain a progression, and prerequisites are required for each level.
  • Each region will offer at least one PA training per year. Regions with higher populations can offer more as needed.
  • PA’s, once trained, can be used in a variety of ways, the possibilities are endless.
  • The PA option will still remain at Tomahawk and Sky High Ranch for overnight camps
  • The CIT program offers girls a way to attend camp in a leadership role without completing PA prerequisite requirements
  • The VIT program mirrors CIT options for older girls who want to participate in volunteer leadership roles year-round

For questions, contact your regional PA contact.