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Girl Scouts of Northern California offers an unparalleled leadership experience for every girl, no matter her age. From our Counselor-In-Training program at camp to our annual Lead The Way conference, and so much more, Girl Scouts NorCal is ready to help you soar at every step of your leadership journey!


Did you know? Girl Scouts of Northern California has more Gold Award recipients than any other Council. In 2014-2015 alone, 117 young women achieved Gold with Girl Scouts NorCal!

Cadette Program Aide

Help younger Girl Scouts by sharing your skills, passions, and experience! Follow these steps to earn this award:

  1. Earn one LiA award. 
  2. Download our easy-to-lead training so you can guide your troop to become program aides.  
  3. Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions. 

Program Aide Training is available in local areas, please contact your Service Unit team for more information.

Program Aid Resources

Mentor younger girls in a camp setting as you build skills toward becoming a camp counselor, adventure counselor, or wrangler. Many of our camps offer programs for older girls, 9th grade and up, to gain leadership skills through hands-on experience.

Learn more about our camp leadership programs at!

Girl Board Participants

Each year, Girl Scouts of Northern California appoints two girls to serve on our Board of Directors. For girls currently in grades 9-11, this is an excellent opportunity to take part in council governance, advocate for their peers, and see first-hand how an organization is run.

Applications for 2017-2018 Girl Board Participants have closed. Please review the roles and responsibilities and check back soon for 2018-2019 applications.