Program Aide (PA)


Program Aide (PA) is a Girl Scout who uses leadership skills to share her interests and experiences with younger girls in a troop, group, or camp setting.




PAs and adult volunteers work together to make GSHCDC a fun, interesting, and well-run camp! 


PAs can volunteer in units, programs, and administration:


  • Unit: TAGS, Boys Unit, and Girl Scout Units (Daisy, Brownie, and Junior age levels)
  • Program: Archery, Crafts, Games, Leather, STEM, Theme
  • Administration: Health, HQ, Kitchen, Quartermaster, Shed




Camp is a great place to help kids, see familiar faces and make new friends, and have fun outdoors! You can also earn service learning hours for school.




From Cakes, GSHCDC PA Coordinator: 


" Welcome back to camp! We are so excited to have everyone back for a week of camp. Our last camp was in 2019 and I am sure that we are all a bit rusty on the roles and responsibilities that come with being a PA. This year, we decided to have a mini refresher course to dust off the cobwebs and get excited for camp. 
On Wednesday, June 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, we are going to meet at Camp Ilchester for an evening of fun and games and some review. The PA team also thought that it would be fun to include the PATs into this evening!
The evening will consist of a review of the PA guidelines, camp layout, songs, games, and more. All PAs and PATs attending GSHCDC this year are expected to attend.
Please be sure to have dinner before arrival as food will not be served. Of course, camp attire is expected and you should bring a camp chair or sit upon. If it's raining (or there is the threat of rain), we will be inside at Peterson. As of now, masks will be expected to be worn inside but are not expected outside. 
If you have any questions, or have a conflict for the training, please contact me. "