When you guide people or teach them something you know, you’re acting as a mentor. Older scouts can help younger scouts by sharing their skills, passions, and experience.
You can earn a Leader in Action (LiA) award by assisting a Brownie group on any of the Journeys. There are three different LiA awards, one for each of the Brownie Journeys. To earn a LiA, you’ll share your organizational skills, use one of your special talents (such as creating and demonstrating a science experiment or craft), teach Brownies something important from their journey (such as making healthy snacks or getting exercise), and reflect on your experience.
To earn a Cadette Program Aide award, follow these steps:
- Earn one LiA award.
- Complete council-designated leadership course training. Part of your leadership course training will involve learning to work with children, and gaining a deeper understanding of a specialty such as science, art, the outdoors, or adapting activities for girls with disabilities.
- Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions. This might be assisting girls on Journey activities (in addition to what you did for your LiA), badge activities, or other sessions. You might work with a group, at their meetings, at a day camp, or during a special council event.