Girl Scout Ambassadors
Girl Scouts in Grades 11-12
Who are Ambassadors?
Ambassadors become the next generation of adult leaders during their last two years as girl members. These young women are advocates for other girls, are active in their communities, are focused on career and higher education choices and are achievement-oriented. They have run their own business during the Girl Scout Cookie Sale for ten years, and are well-equipped to enter the workforce or college with real-life leadership experience.
Ambassadors are nearly adults, and they have complete responsibility for their program. They make all of their own and their group's decisions, create budgets and earn the money to finance activities, set goals for money-earning, allocate tasks and delegate as leaders.
Ambassadors work on Interest Projects, which are more complex than recognitions at younger levels of Girl Scouts. IPs involve learning about a topic or a concept, and then taking steps to improve the world by using it through education or service.
Ambassadors have comprehensive, cross-functional leadership training and may work as Program Aides, as Counselors-in-Training at camp and as Leaders-in-Training in troops. Many earn the Leadership Award and the Career Award. Girl Scout Ambassadors may earn the Gold Award (PDF), the highest achievement in all of Girl Scouting.
As an Ambassador, you might ...
- Take an overnight trip to the White Mountains
- Organize community blood drives
- Debate bills on the State Senate floor
- Conquer whitewater, high ropes, rock walls
- Spend summers as a Counselor-in-Training at camp
- Set up recycling plans for your home and communities
- Travel and speak on behalf of Girl Scouts and your troop
- Lead others in research and use of resouces to solve community programs
- Explore your future career options with a mentor
- Travel across the country for a program adventure through Destinations
Girl Scout Journeys are leadership programs that enable girls to plan and make decisions at every level. The first was introduced in 2008, and the second will come in Fall 2009.
It's Your World - Change It!
Ambassadors learn to advocate for issues that are important to them -- they make a plan, present it to people of influence and create lasting change in the world. They gain experience in networking, planning and assertive communication of their values.
It's Your Planet - Love It!
Ambassadors will tackle the engaging global issue of environmental justice. Along the way, they will see how f even the simplest acts can lead to powerful and positive changes in the world.
Justice - coming soon
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts offers a wide variety of programs for all Ambassadors -- girls in troops and girls who are independent members.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts Patch Programs (All PDF):
- Troop Terrific
- Making A Positive Impact
- Freedom Trail
- Oceanography IP - council's own
- Discover Nursing IP - council's own
How to Join
Joining Girl Scouts is lots of fun and a great way to learn new things, make friends, and develop leadership skills. Girls in grades K-12 and adults can join Girl Scouts any time during the year.
Volunteers advise Ambassador Girl Scouts. Please sign up with your Ambassador!