How to Become a Senior Girl Scout
The last page o most books is a sort o good-by, but in this, your Girl Scout Handbook, itneed not be that. I you are nearing the end o your “Intermediate” days, you are nearingthe beginning o bigger adventures as a Senior Girl Scout.Senior Girl Scouts are high school girls, or girls between ourteen and eighteen, who havetheir own troops, a dierent uniorm and pin, and special programs o their own. Because theyare older, they can do advanced camping, such as trip camping, they can do big jobs in theircommunity, and can go much urther along the paths you began as a Girl Scout.Senior Girl Scouts do not have ranks and badges in their program, but all that you have learnedin earning your ranks and badges will help you in your Senior Scouting. Most Senior troopschoose a special interest on which they will concentrate as Senior Service Scouts, Child CareAides, Program Aides, Hospital Aides, Ranger Aides, Nutrition Aides, Farm Aides, GardenAides, Museum Aides, Of ce and Library Aides, Occupational Therapy Aides, Wing Scouts,or Mariner Scouts. I you have earned your Curved Bar, you will see that you have done somereal preparation or one o these.Senior Girl Scouts also like to learn more about such things as good grooming and enjoyincluding boys in some o their aairs. The things you have learned as an IntermediateGirl Scout about planning your own program and running your troop will help you as a Senior,or high school girls like to plan and carry out their own aairs.You may join an already ormed Senior Girl Scout troop or, with other “graduates” and newriends, help start one o your own. I there is a Senior Girl Scout troop in your neighborhood,invite one o the members to visit your troop to tell you about the things they do and how theSenior troop works. Borrow a copy o Senior Girl Scouting and read about it or yoursel.You will ﬁnd good times ahead as a Senior Girl Scout.Good Scouting to you!