National Leadership Awards are offered to Cadettes, Seniors and
These awards showcase a Girl Scout’s leadership and service. These awards include the Silver Torch Award (Cadette), Silver and Gold Torch Award (Senior) and the Gold Torch Award (Ambassador), as well as the Community Service Bar (Cadette, Senior and Ambassador) and the Service Bar to Girl Scouting (Cadette, Senior and Ambassador). Bring your National Leadership Awards Report Form to the council shop to purchase your awards. (Note: Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois does not need to approve the organization you are working with prior to beginning your service for the Community Service Bar.
Teen Mentoring Awards include Program Aide, Counselor-in-Training I and II and Volunteer-in-Training. By earning these awards, girls from sixth grade up can deepen their understanding of what leadership development means and get excited about guiding others. The Program Aide and Counselor-in-Training awards have a long history in Girl Scouting, with the Volunteer-in-Training award represents and updated approach to the Leader-in-Training award. Check out our VIT online course.