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Opportunities for Teens

If you’re in middle school or high school, the Girl Scouts is the place to be! In Girl Scouts, you can explore your dreams, strengthen your leadership skills, and make great friends. Whatever it is you want to do, learn, or try, Girl Scouts is there to help you along the way!


Girl Scouts of the USA has compiled the following list of universities/colleges, foundations, and Girl Scout councils that offer scholarships, awards, and grants to Girl Scouts.

View GSUSA Scholarships»

Girl Scout Devon Murphy compiled a list of regional leadership scholarships.

View Regional Scholarships»

For additional information on college scholarships, you may want to contact your high school guidance counselor, reach out to the financial-aid office of the school you wish to attend, and/or check the Web sites at right. With some targeted research, you can uncover all sorts of helpful information on securing grants and scholarships. As with any online application, always be careful of the information you share. Before beginning your search, it’s a good idea to take the Girl Scouts internet safety pledge.

For additional information, read our College Planning Resources, and see information about the Girl Scout Gold Award.

Teen Advisory Committee

The Teen Advisory Committee (or TAC) are Girl Scouts of Silver Sage girl members from all areas who work to cultivate new ideas for the council and represent the interests of girl members.

2014-2015 TAC Members

Baylee E. & Erica L.

Lindsay A., Shayla B., Julia B., Sarah C., Julia D., Kelsey D., Ariana E., Brianna F., Amber F., Annalise G., Tori K., Abigail M., Hannah C., Jaazminh A.,

Are you interested in serving on TAC?

Additional information and application forms:

Please mail completed applications to: TAC, Silver Sage Council, 1410 Etheridge Lane, Boise, ID 83704 or email

Mentoring Awards

When girls guide or teach others, they act as mentors. As mentors, Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors gain experience by sharing skills, testing knowledge, and trying out new leadership roles. For the girls being mentored, it means a chance to be with and learn from teens — some of their favorite people!

Mentoring Awards include Leader in Action, Program Aide, Counselor-in-Training I & II and Volunteer-in-Training. By earning these awards, girls in grades 6-12 can deepen their understanding of what leadership development means and get excited about guiding others.

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors includes descriptions of the Mentoring Awards girls can earn at their grade level:

Other Opportunities


Travel the world with Girl Scouts! The opportunities are endless.

Learn more about Travel»

Earn the Gold Award

Impact your community and go for the Gold! Gold Award recipients make community connections and are eligible for special college scholarships.

Learn more about the Gold Award »

Teen Resources »