Girl Scout Senior

Seniors are already confident leaders, caring members of the community, responsible for themselves and respectful of the common good. Through the National Program Portfolio and Girl Scout Leadership Experience, they pursue group and personal goals, and use the Girl Scout Cookie Sale as an entrepreneurship experience.

Are you ready to embrace new adventures? Are you ready to say yes to new challenges? Then, step up to Girl Scout Seniors where you'll find opportunities to do all that and more! You can try all sorts of new experiences – mountain biking, doing yoga, rock climbing, volunteering at the Special Olympics or touring an art gallery. If you yearn to travel, check out the international Girl Scout destinations tailored for Girl Scout Seniors and above. You could explore Belize, come face to face with a Beluga whale in the Arctic, jet to India or trek through the Amazon rainforest.
Senior Meetings

Seniors make all decisions about their program, decide on activities based on a budget, and make all plans for meetings and events. They completely plan and organize trips. They raise they money to pay for their activities and, often, to fund service projects to meet community needs.

Seniors have comprehensive, cross-functional leadership training. They can earn badges and the Community Service Bar. Seniors may also work as Program Aides, Counselors-in-Training at camp, and Volunteers-in-Training in troops. Girl Scout Seniors may earn the Gold Award, the highest achievement in all of Girl Scouting.

As a Girl Scout Senior, you can:


  • Meet personal challenges on a 45-foot-high ropes course
  • Go horseback riding for a week at resident camp
  • Become a Counselor-in-Training to lead girls at camp
  • Develop an internet chat group for the troop, with volunteer guidance
  • Explore career interests with a mentor
  • Join a virtual book club to blog with Seniors from afar
  • Organize a car pooling campaign to cut pollution
  • Learn to be a First Responder in an emergency
  • Travel across the country for a program adventure through Destinations
  • Decide on, organize and implement plans with little input from volunteers  
  • Become a role model for younger girls   
  • Participate in Girl Scout council-sponsored activities either with your troop or individually including the cookie and fall product sale program   
  • Begin work on the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting   
  • Attend trainings such as CPR/First Aid   
  • Learn and practice financial responsibility 

Seniors Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting


The Senior's guide contains:

  • A colorful, easy-to-use binder specially designed for girls at each level. The binder comes chock full of essential information and badge activities—plus girls get to customize their own experience by choosing and adding in additional badge sets.
  • Legacy, Financial Literacy, and Cookie Business badge activities
  • Guidelines for the Girl Scout Gold Award
  • A detailed diagram showing where girls place the badges, pins, or awards with pride on their vests or sashes.
  • Ideas to help girls tie their badges right into their Journeys.
  • Vintage illustrations and quotes from Girl Scout history to help girls feel connected to the proud traditions of the past.
  • An awards log showing girls every award and badge available at their level, as well as the entire badge program at every level, so girls can see how their skills will grow in Girl Scouting.

Journeys for Girl Scout Seniors

What Does a Senior Wear?

What a Cadette Wears
Girl Scout Seniors can wear the Girl Scout Membership Pin, showing they belong to Girl Scouts of the USA, and the World Trefoil Pin, signifying membership in a worldwide Movement. They can choose from various uniform components for Girl Scout Seniors. Girls can buy a sash or vest to display awards and other insignia.

GSSEM has created special Girl Scout "Starter Kits" which include all the materials your Senior needs - uniform, membership insignia, a copy of the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting and one (1) Journey book selection. Purchasing a Starter Kit will save you 15% off the normal retail price AND she will also receive a free bag! Starter Kits are available at all GSSEM Council Shop locations and through our on-line store.