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Ambassador Planning Guide

Use this guide to create a plan for your troop’s year.

All Troops Should

  • Meet at least 10 times per year
  • Complete a Leadership Journey
  • Complete at least one activity plan from each skill-building area
    • We recommend earning Financial Education badges before the Cookie Program
  • Participate in the Cookie Program
  • Attend or hold a spring celebration event
  • Participate in at least one summer activity

On This Page: Girl Scout Skill-Building Areas

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Leadership

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Girls Scouts Ambassador Bliss Journey

It’s Your Story — Tell it!

Bliss: Live It! Give It!

Learn to dream big and begin your legacy as a leader who helps others achieve their dreams. As you prepare to move from high school into the next phase of your life, Bliss helps you navigate life’s twists and turns in order to realize your dreams, whether you want to win a Gold Medal, discover a vaccine that cures a disease or run for president.

Use the Bliss journey book.

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Take Action project

Girls Scouts Ambassador Justice Journey

It’s Your Planet — Love It!

Justice

On this Journey to JUSTICE, explore environmental justice (and injustice) from many angles including science, math and decision-making. Ultimately, you can create and present you own unique definitions for justice!

Use the Justice journey book.

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Take Action project

Girls Scouts Ambassador Advocate Journey

It’s Your World — Change It!

Your Voice, Your World:
The Power of Advocacy

How often have you seen something that really needed to be changed and wondered, “Why isn’t someone doing something about that?” This Journey gives you a way to be that someone — an advocate with the power to start the first flutter of real and lasting change. While creating your own “butterfly effect,” you’ll gain an array of skills — such as networking, planning and learning to speak up — that will benefit you as you prepare for life beyond high school.

Use the Advocacy journey book.

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Take Action project

Girls Scouts Counselor-in-Training Awards

Counselor-in-Training (CIT) I + II

Mentor younger girls in a camp setting as you build skills toward being a camp counselor.

CIT events
Girls Scouts Gold Award

Girl Scout Gold Award

As part of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, you are in an exceptional position to take action and make the world a better place. By earning the Girl Scout Gold Award, you will join the ranks of generations of young women who make a difference both locally and globally. The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts and therefore is a commitment you make and complete as an individual.

Complete Gold Award Packet and submit report.

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Healthy Living + Creativity

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Feeding the Need Patch

Feeding the Need

Join your sister Girl Scouts and take action against hunger in Minnesota. Learn about proper nutrition as you collect food to feed local children and families in need.

Activity Plan

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Share Your Donation

Girls Scouts Ambassador Photographer Badge

Photographer

Your photos show others how you see the world. The focus in this badge is on honing your artistic skills with any type of camera and presenting the world through your eyes.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Girls Scouts Ambassador Coaching Badge

Coaching

What does it take to motivate a team to accomplish its goals? The best coaches put their answers into action at every practice. In this badge, find your answers and share them! Coaching is an opportunity to share your love of a sport, demonstrate your athletic skills, and inspire and empower athletes to realize their potential.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Girls Scouts ambassador Dinner Party Badge

Dinner Party

Chefs are on the cutting edge of entertainment and are masters of building community at the table. They also have the thrill of defining and redefining delicious dishes in their kitchens every day. For this badge, try on a chef’s apron as you throw a great dinner party, bring people together and practice creating course after course with finesse and flair.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Girls Scouts ambassador Ambassador First Aid Badge

Ambassador First Aid

Girl Scouts get the chance to experience amazing outdoor adventures, and when you’re exploring outside, anything can happen. When it does, others may look to you to know what to do in an emergency situation. In this badge, you’ll learn skills that define the Girl Scout motto. You’ll be prepared to handle any outdoor situation, from treating a mosquito bite to saving a life.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

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Outdoor Awareness + Environmental Stewardship

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Girls Scouts Ambassador Water Badge

Water

Water surrounds us, sometimes in such quantities that we forget how precious it is. Water is both familiar and mysterious. It exists as a liquid, solid or gas. It falls from the sky and exists deep within the earth. Water can nourish us and challenge us. In this badge, experience the bliss of water

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

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Financial Education

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Girl Scout Cookie Program Patch

Cookie Program

Participate in the largest girl-led business in the country and learn valuable life skills, including goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Earn fabulous awards while raising money for your troop’s activities and adventures.

Cookie information

Girls Scouts Ambassador Research & Development Badge

Research & Development

When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to research and develop new ways to build your cookie business.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Girls Scouts Ambassador P & L Badge

P & L

When you’ve earned this badge, you will know how to translate your Girl Scout values to your cookie business.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Girls Scouts Ambassador On My Own Badge

On My Own

When you’ve earned this badge, you will understand the importance of creating a budget — a skill that will help you wherever life leads.

Activity Plan 1

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Remaining steps in the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Girls Scouts Ambassador Good Credit Badge

Good Credit

When you’ve earned this badge, you will know more about ways to borrow money and will understand the importance of establishing good credit.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

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Snacks + Magazines

Snacks + Magazines, our Fall Product Program, is a simple money-earning activity to earn funds for your troop activities and trips. Girls sell nuts, chocolates and magazines in the fall. Earn various rewards by participation level.

Snacks + Magazines information

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Global Citizenship + Girl Scout Sisterhood

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Girls Scouts Ambassador Girl Scout Way Badge

Ambassador Girl Scout Way

As a Girl Scout Ambassador, you are perfectly poised to help our sisterhood fly into its second powerful century. Though many things have changed, some things have always been the Girl Scout way. Through song and celebration, service and action, the Movement continues to educate, inspire and bring people together. Share our legacy in this badge as you spread your wings and launch Girl Scouting into the future.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

Girls Scouts Ambassador Public Policy Badge

Public Policy

You want your voice heard. And if you want your voice heard by government, it helps to know about public policy: the laws and government actions surrounding particular issues. To influence public policy, it’s important to know how a citizen can work to effect change in her community, her country and her world. This badge is your opportunity to find out how.

Use the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting.

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Community Service + Volunteer

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Community Service Projects

River Valleys’ girls and volunteers donate over one million hours to the community each year. Join other Girl Scouts and make a difference by giving back to your community.

Take Action projects

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Celebrating Success

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Court of Awards Ceremony/Year-End Celebration

You have learned new skills, made new friends and become a better leader. It is time to celebrate you, your Girl Scout sisters and everything you accomplished this year! Hold/attend a troop or Service Unit Year-End Ceremony.

Use the Court of Awards Guide to plan your event.

Girls Scouts Bridge to Adult

Bridge to Girl Scout Adult

Cross the bridge to Girl Scout Adult! Your moment is here! As a graduating Girl Scout Ambassador, it’s time to embrace what you’ve learned in Girl Scouting, honor how that will forever be a part of who you are, and step into the world as a young woman of courage, confidence and character. It’s time to begin your adult journey.

Bridging Ideas

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Summer Fun

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Girls Scouts Summer Action patch

Camp, Travel + Discovery Series

Girl Scouts does not stop when school is out. Join us this summer to camp, make new friends, have an adventure or explore your community with other girls.

Summer activities

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