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Older Girls


If you're a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador (that is, if you're in middle school or high school), then Girl Scouts considers you an "Older Girl" – and we've got a whole bunch of great programs and leadership opportunities just for you.

Whether you want to get out and see the world, try out being a camp counselor, learn how to write computer code, make a difference in your community, or just have fun with friends – we have something for everyone!

Click any of the topics below to start exploring.

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Events & Programs
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Upcoming Older Girl Programs & Events
  • Fall 2017
  • Spring 2017 - registration opens October 1, 2017

Career & College Readiness

Maybe you want to attend a four-year college, a community college, or a tech school; maybe you want to join the military or enter the workforce. No matter what your plans are, Girl Scouts of Central Texas is here to help boost you into your bright future. Girls can do anything, and we are here to help you discover your limitless potential.

Below are just some of the awesome programs currently available.

Upcoming Programs

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Emerging Leaders

Ever heard the expression "it's not what you know, but who you know"? Well, really BOTH matter, and Girl Scouts is here to introduce you to the right people. Our Emerging Leaders programs give you the chance to meet and mingle with the best and brightest professional women in Central Texas. 

Upcoming Events: 

  • Finance with Wells Fargo – hosted by Wells Fargo – October 21, 2017
  • Collegiate Athletes – hosted by UT – Fall 2017
  • First Responders – Spring 2018
  • Government – Spring 2018
  • Parks and Recreation – hosted by Texas A&M RPTS Department – Spring 2018
  • Culinary – Summer 2018
Travel with GSCTX

If you like exploring far-off lands and different cultures, the Girl Scouts has just what you are looking for! Between Girl Scout Destinations and GSCTX Council Trips, there is so much to explore! Here is a list of the upcoming Council Trips available to only OGs:

 

Explore Alaska!: July 20–29, 2018. Coordinator: Pam Bailey. Estimated cost: $2500. Cadettes and up.

 

Incredible India: June 25-July 5, 2019. Coordinator: Allison Igo-Edwards. Estimated cost: $2900.  $300 Deposit due by Dec 1, 2018. 14 years and up.

 

West Coast National Park Adventure: July 28-Aug 10, 2019. Coordinator: Carrie Searcy. Estimated cost: $1857.  $300 Deposit due by Feb 1, 2019. 

 

The Ultimate Harry Potter Experience: June 6-17, 2020. Coordinator: Allison Igo-Edwards. Estimated cost: $4,212. $300 Deposit due by Dec 1, 2018.

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Outdoor Adventures challenge girls to become future leaders that are adaptable and experienced and who explore the great outdoors and beyond.

Customize your outdoor adventure by joining your OG sisters on a backpacking adventure trip, learning to surf, or exploring the stars at night ... or get your friends together and form your own High Adventure Team (HAT)! We've even got a special journey just for Older Girls called Intrepid Journey.

Scholarships & Awards
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Scholarships

GSCTX knows you have a bright future and we’re here to help! Each year we offer scholarships to our graduating seniors who plan to attend a university, trade school or technical school. We also post additional scholarships available each year.

Higher Awards
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The Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards represent the highest honors a Girl Scout can earn. As a Cadette, you can work towards your Silver Award. The Silver Award gives you the chance to do big things and make your community a better place in the process.

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Seniors and Ambassadors can change the world with their inspiring Gold Award projects. Earning your Gold Award shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re out there making a positive difference – not just in your community but around the world! 

There are a variety of additional awards available for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors. Girls at each level can earn their Community Service Bars or Service to Girl Scouting Bars for volunteering at least 20 hours to a community organization or to GSCTX. You can also pursue leadership opportunities by earning your Program Aide Award, Volunteer in Training Award, or Torch Awards.

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Be the first to know about awesome older girls opportunities and stay connected by joining us on Remind.

Text 81010 with the code below to get connected. You can also enter the code from your mobile device or computer when you log in to remind.  

  • GSCTX Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors - @gsctxcsa
  • GSCTX Girl Advisory Board - @gab1912
  • GSCTX Gold Girls - @gsctxgold
  • GSCTX Travel - @gsctxtrips

Older Girls Newsletter

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Get news about what's happening for Older Girls direct to your inbox! Subscribe to OG News, or click below to read past newsletters.

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Older Girls Social Media

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Follow @gsctx on Instagram!

Our feed is designed especially for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Tag us with what you do #LikeAGirlScout, check out what your sisters are doing across the council; get inspired by their cool Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award projects; cheer on the Lady Cans and Metallic Clouds robotics teams; and so much more!

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Follow gsctx_official on Snapchat!

Our Snapchat stories are designed especially for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors. Check in on what your sisters are doing across the council!

Special Interest Groups & Community Troops

Gamma Sigma Girls from the San Marcos High School chapter.

 

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Concho Pearls Dance Troop
(Cadettes through Ambassadors)

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FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) (Seniors & Ambassadors)
or First Lego League (Cadettes)

 

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Gamma Sigma (Seniors & Ambassadors – above video)

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Girl Scout Mariners (Cadettes through Ambassadors)

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High Adventure Teams (HAT) (Cadettes through Ambassadors)

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Press Corps (Cadettes through Ambassadors)

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Tech Girls
 (Cadettes through Ambassadors)

Girl Advisory Board
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Who runs the world? You do, of course. Share your great ideas on our Girl Advisory Board (GAB), where Older Girls serve as the council’s voice for all girls in Girl Scouts of Central Texas. These young leaders play a significant role in shaping the ongoing work of GSCTX.

GAB members serve one-year terms and meet regionally throughout the year in addition to coming together for the Annual Meeting each spring.  Want to serve on the Girl Advisory Board? Applications are due annually by September 1. 

STEM Conferences
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Do you love tinkering, experimenting, or exploring nature? No matter what you're into, at our STEM Conferences and STEMfests there’s always something new and exciting for you to discover.

Want to keep the STEM challenge going all year round? Check out these special interest groups:  First Robotics Competition and Tech Girls.

Camps
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Leadership Opportunities

Our Leadership Programs give you the chance to improve your leadership qualities while also serving your fellow Girl Scouts at our amazing GSCTX Camps. Older Girls can select from the variety of leadership programs listed below depending on personal interests.  Learn more about these programs and the application process today.

  • Leader-In-Training (LIT)
  • Counselor-In Training (CIT)
  • Wrangler-In-Training (WIT)
  • Mariner-In-Training (MIT)
  • Operations-In-Training (OIT)
Troop Leader Resources

Are you a troop leader to Cadettes, Seniors, and/or Ambassadors? Check out our Troop Leader Resources page for materials designed just for you.

For more information, or to let us know what Older Girl programs you'd like to see offered, email programs@gsctx.org.

Not quite an OG yet? Don’t worry, the best is yet to come for you! Check back here when you are a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador and take advantage of these awesome activities that are available ONLY to our OGs!

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