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Counselor-In-Training

Counselor-In-Training I

Seniors or Ambassadors interested in mentoring younger girls in a camp setting can earn the Counselor-In-Training Award. As girls earn this award, they build leadership skills including camp craft skills, child development and outdoor education techniques that can help them become camp counselors.

To earn the Counselor-In-Training award a girl:

  • Participates in a Counselor-In-Training leadership course, designed by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.
  • Works with younger girls over the course of a camp session.

All girls must apply for each Counselor-In-Training session at resident camp. Check out the 2012 Camp Guide for more information and contact your nearest Girl Scout Leadership Center for an application packet.

Counselor-In-Training II

Seniors or Ambassadors interested in mentoring younger girls in a specific area of camp as they build skills towards becoming camp counselors should consider pursuing this award.

To earn the Counselor-In-Training II Award a girl:

  • Earns her CIT I award.
  • Participates in a Counselor-In-Training II leadership course, designed by Girl Scouts of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois.
  • Works with younger girls over the course of at least one camp session while focusing on increasing her skills in one specific area – such as riding instruction, lifeguarding or the arts.

All girls must apply for each Counselor-In-Training session at resident camp. Check out the 2012 Camp Guide for more information and contact your nearest Girl Scout Leadership Center for an application packet.