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CPA Training (Cadette Program Aide)

Sat May 04, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST
Mount Horeb Presbyterian Church, Grottoes (Fellowship Hall) Map
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Cadettes, would you like to help younger Girl Scouts by sharing your skills, passions, and experiences? Would you like to build your leadership skills? Would you like a foundation to understand leadership roles and the skills to help you handle different situations?

Then come to a Cadette Program Aide (CPA) workshop. You will review outdoor skills to use in a day camp setting and how to work with younger girls on different activities. Teens who earn mentoring awards are given a special opportunity to serve as champions for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. As they serve in their roles, Cadettes can help grow awareness of Girl Scouting’s aim to deliver fun with purpose: enjoyable and challenging activities that grow girls’ leadership in their daily lives and in the world.

Girls can pursue their CPA if:

  • They're in 6th, 7th, or 8th grade.
  • They're registered as a Cadette Girl Scout.
  • They take this Cadette Program Aide course designed by our council.
  • They work with younger girls over the course of a camp session.
  • They take the camp-specific training required before working with younger girls in a camp setting.

Please contact your local summer camp director for more questions about their required training.

During the course, girls will learn a variety of outdoor-related skills, risk management skills, teaching techniques and leadership skills that will help them thrive as a youth camp counselor. At the end of this course, girls should be able to:

  • Describe themselves as leaders in their lives and in the world and be able to describe examples of their leadership.
  • Understand what the Girl Scout Leadership Experience means and how it helps girls become leaders in their daily lives --- and in the world!
  • Learn how younger girls develop physically and emotionally.
  • Understand how the needs, interests, and capabilities of younger girls can change. Program aides will begin to think about how younger girls can be leaders in their lives based on their developmental characteristics.
  • Apply the 12 Safety Standards to activities they facilitate with younger girls.
  • Employ all they have learned about themselves as leaders and younger campers so they may facilitate activities aimed at outcomes that provide fun with purpose.

Who: Cadettes
Min/Max: 6/20
Registration Opens: February 25, 2019
Registration Closes: April 11, 2019
To Register: click on the "REGISTER NOW" green button above
Note: girls must bring a completed Parent Permission (#2134), Health History (#2072), note pad, pencil and bag lunch with drink.
Questions: Beth Raynes, 540-249-4756,