side menu icon
Collage of older girls from an Emerging Leaders event

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.

speech-bubble_64
Ask Melissa
Ask Melissa banner

Melissa Green is the GSCTX Program and Teen Mentor Specialist. She’s here to help you figure out things like college applications and applying for scholarships. She also helps create programs designed just for older Girl Scouts. You’ve got questions. She’s got answers.

Submit your questions to Melissa at melissag@gsctx.org!

Every Monday on our Facebook page, Melissa will be answering one of your questions. Be sure to continue sending them in and remember Melissa has got your back!

Camps
Girls playing and laughing outdoors at camp

Special Senior and Ambassador Camps

Think you’ve experienced all that camp has to offer? THINK AGAIN! We've designed special camp shenanigans just for you! Learn more about these one-of-a-kind opportunities today!

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)
Career & College Readiness
Girl Scouts and GSCTX CEO at an Emerging Leaders event

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

Event-Image_Emerging Leader

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: 

  • Health, Wellness & Sports – hosted by the University of Texas – September 25, 2016
  • Media Mavens – hosted by KWTX – November 12, 2016
  • Austin City Council – Summer 2017
  • Fashion Industry with Design Lab – Spring 2017 
Events & Programs
Girl Scouts making Thin Mint–inspired coffee drinks at our Cookies and Coffee program in Waco

Check out the upcoming programs and special events planned just for you!

Girl Advisory Board
members of the Girl Advisory Board speaking at the GSCTX Annual Meeting

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 accepted each year from April to June. 

Highest Awards
Proud Gold Girl Scout showing off the arbor she built
silver_pin

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.

gold_pin

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! 

KIDGAB
KidGab patch

Do you know another GSCTX OG but they don't live in your town? Want a fun way to communicate and stay connected? Use KidGab, the personal social network of GSCTX! You can earn patches for your online sash, take quizzes, build an avatar, and much more!

Check out this awesome teaser video for more details! Want more? Let us come to you as a Program on Demand and learn about online safety, internet predators and being a good digital friend. What a fun way to post, share and explore! #digitalfriendship rocks! Check our calendar for upcoming events.

Membership
Members of a Gamma Sigma chapter

Membership has its benefits. By joining Girl Scouts, the possibilities are endless for your leadership journey. Check below to see what level you can join!

GS_CADETTESshort_gradelevel

Cadettes (grades 6–8): Making true-blue friends, saving the planet, standing up against stereotypes, using your team power for the greater good – that’s what being a Girl Scout Cadette is all about. 

GS_SENIORSshort_gradelevel

Seniors (grades 9–10): Girl Scout Seniors are ready to take the world by storm – and Girl Scouts will give you millions of ways to do it.

GS_AMBSshort_gradelevel

Ambassadors (grades 11–12): With a wider world comes even more opportunities – and Girl Scout Ambassadors make the most of every chance they get to improve themselves … and their world. As a Girl Scout Ambassador, you're eligible for some pretty awesome opportunities to continue your leadership experience. 

Arrow
OG News
Older Girl newsletter banner

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

paper-plane_32
paper-plane_32
paper-plane_32
paper-plane_32
Outdoor Adventures
Girl Scout surfing on the Gulf Coast

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.

High Adventure Team hiking in the woods
Scholarships
Scholarship winners

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.

Social Media
instagram_64
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!

Special Interest Groups & Community Troops

Gamma Sigma Girls from the San Marcos High School chapter.

 

boombox_64


Concho Pearls Dance Troop
(Cadettes through Ambassadors)

robot_64

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

 

heart_64

Gamma Sigma (Seniors & Ambassadors – above video)

anchor_64

Girl Scout Mariners (Cadettes through Ambassadors)

map1_64

High Adventure Teams (HAT) (Cadettes through Ambassadors)

microphone_64

Press Corps (Cadettes through Ambassadors)

keyboard_64


Tech Girls
 (Cadettes through Ambassadors)

STEM Conferences
Lady Cans robotics team

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.

Teen Mentor & Additional Awards

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.

Travel
Girl Scouts traveling in China

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.

   
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!

  • Cadettes symbol
  • Seniors symbol
  • Ambassadors symbol