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Older Girl Resources

Cadettes-Ambassadors (grades 6-12): Want to get involved with Girl Scouts beyond your troop or service unit? Check out these opportunities to take the lead, meet fun people, and make a difference locally, nationally, and globally!

Speed Mentoring

Speed Mentoring Sessions

Seniors and Ambassadors: Thursday, Oct. 7

STEM-focused sessions for Seniors and Ambassadors:
Wednesdays: Oct. 27, Nov. 17, Dec. 8, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 30

Find these sessions on our event listings.

Map the pathway to your future! Join us for virtual mentoring sessions with some of San Diego’s most accomplished women professionals. Girl Scouts will rotate through breakout rooms in small groups to meet with women mentors, ask questions, and get advice about the future! Questions? Contact Robyn.

G-Team TV

G-Team TV: By Girls, for Girls

Introducing G-Team TV! This new online show for middle and high school girls is run by a group of Girl Scouts called the G-Team and features special looks at key issues for girls and interviews with accomplished Girl Scout alums. Watch new episodes every Thursday at 4 p.m. @GirlScouts on IGTV or Girl Scouts’ YouTube channel.

Teen Leadership

Global Arms of Advocacy (grades 9-12)

Apply now for the 2020-2021 year!

Global Arms of Advocacy (GAA) is a safe, collaborative, discussion-based space where high school Girl Scouts (grades 9-12) educate themselves and their peers on local and global issues relevant to women and girls. Through monthly exploration of issues, GAA equips teen Girl Scouts with a global mindset and the tools to educate others on a local and global scale. Participants choose the meeting topics, often focusing around issues such as women’s health and education (i.e., sex education, STIs, HIV/AIDS), feminism, privilege and stigma, racism, human trafficking, sexual health, gender and sexuality, mental health, violence against women, and all the intersectionalities involved. Meetings will feature interactive activities, guest speakers, films, field trips, and opportunities to facilitate discussions amongst the group and peers. 

Participants make at least a one-year commitment to the group, attend monthly meetings (usually October through June, the second Sunday of each month from 2:30-5 p.m.), peer educate within the group, are actively involved in social media conversations, and occasionally participate in additional planning meetings and events outside of scheduled meetings. 

Girls involved in GAA have:

  • Pursued Gold Awards and college paths based on their work in this group
  • Built relationships and interacted with lively guest speakers from various community organizations
  • Presented workshops to their peers and fellow students
  • Attended United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women in New York City as youth delegates (2009, 2016)
  • Represented teens as panelists at Girl Scouts San Diego’s Conversations of Consequence on women’s inequality and economic empowerment

Take a look at what girls are saying about GAA: 

  • “This advocacy group has empowered me to empower others.”
  • “You will make lifelong friends, learn amazing new skills, form a million inside jokes, and become an effective leader and peer educator.” 
  • “I’ve changed so much as a person and learned that even small things can make a big difference.” 
  • “I can make a difference if I care about an issue and am able to find a medium [GAA] for my passions to develop.”
  • “[I have an improved] willingness to delve deeply and understand the issue from different perspectives.”
  • “I am so sad to be leaving this group, but I am so happy to know that some other lucky girls will be coming to fill my place and develop their confidence/knowledge in a safe, accepting group.”
  • “GAA is something I look forward to every month!” 

For more information, contact Taelor Ross, tross@sdgirlscouts.org or 619-610-0837.

Scholarships

Many colleges and organizations offer scholarships specifically for Girl Scouts, Silver Award Girl Scouts, and Gold Award Girl Scouts. See what options are available on the GSUSA scholarship page. Check the list of local community partners and other organizations who also offer scholarships perfect for Girl Scouts.

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Nordson BUILDS Scholarship: The mission of Nordson BUILDS is to attract and develop a diverse, highly-skilled talent pool for careers in the manufacturing industry. It is designed to help bright and motivated students access and complete postsecondary education by lessening the financial barriers of enrolling in college for many, and decreasing the loan burden for individuals that apply for financial aid. Manufacturers need engineers, scientists, production technicians, lawyers, financial analysts, IT specialists, accountants, salespeople, marketing and human resource professionals—all types of bright and talented people to succeed. Scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 are available for students who are pursuing majors in manufacturing, engineering-related STEM disciplines, or business leading to a career in industry and corporate America.

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