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Step up to Senior!
The Bridge to Girl Scout Senior Award Patch 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!
First up: Leadership—it's what Girl Scouts is all about! When you're a Senior, your opportunities to develop your leadership skills and strive for change in the real world will expand. You'll have a choice of three inspiring new journeys: GIRLtopia, Sow What?, and MISSION: SISTERHOOD!
You can take on a larger role within the Girl Scouts as well. You could become a member of a teen board or represent your Council as a delegate to the National Council Session. You could even be selected to serve as a GSUSA National Girl Consultant.
Now that you're in high school, you can also be active in the Girl Scout Advocacy Network, a group that advocates for change on behalf of girls by promoting issues in Congress and state legislatures.
What else does the world of Girl Scouts Seniors offer? Lots of adventure! 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 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.
You're sure to meet other Girl Scout teens and make some new friends along the way!
Earning the Award
To earn the Bridge to Girl Scout Senior Award, complete two steps. In the process you'll pass down something you learned to a younger Girl Scout and look forward to what's waiting for you at the next level.
Bridging Step One: Pass It On!
Share your talents and skills by teaching younger Girl Scouts one thing you learned to do as a Cadette.
You're excited about what lies ahead for you as a Girl Scout Senior. But, before you move on, you have a chance to inspire all those Juniors excited about bridging to Cadette. Let them know how much fun is in store for them! What about younger girls who aren't Girl Scouts yet? Maybe your story will inspire them to join! And, don't forget the adults out there—in your community, at school or in the state legislature. Share with them how Girl Scouting helps girls.
Think about your most memorable moments as a Cadette and find a way to share them with others. Use one of these ideas to start you off, or come up with your own. You only have to do one to complete the step.
Bridging Step Two: Look Ahead!
Find out What Girl Scout Seniors Do
Go straight to the source! Ask your friends in your local area or go online and connect with Seniors around the country to learn what you can do when you step up to Senior. Use one of the suggestions below, or come up with your own. You only have to do one to complete the step. Here's some ideas to get you started:
Plan a Ceremony
Congratulations! You've earned your Bridge to Girl Scout Senior Award! Celebrate with a favorite ceremony or invent a new one. Then add your Bridging patch to your sash or vest. For more ideas, visit Bridging Ceremonies.
If you go online, remember to sign the Girl Scout Internet Safety Pledge.