Program Aide Training (PAT)


Registered Girl Scouts entering 7th grade in the fall of 2019


Any Registered Girl Scout who has not completed Program Aid Training at our camp or another camp who wishes to be a Program Aid 


Registration opens Monday, March 2019 at


A Program Aide is a girl who uses leadership skills to share her interests and experiences with younger girls in a troop, group, or camp setting. The Cadette Program Aide pin is earned through the following steps:

   1. Earn LiA (Leadership in Action) award

   2. Complete Council-approved PA leadership course training

   3. Work directly with younger girls over six activity sessions

Applicants should complete Step 1, the Leadership in Action award, before attending camp. Girl Scout Howard County Day Camp's Program Aide Training program will allow girls to complete Steps 2 and 3, and earn the Cadette Program Aide pin at the end of the camp session.


Leader in Action (LiA):

Girls can earn a Leader in Action (LiA) award by assisting a Brownie group/troop on any of their National Leadership Journeys. There are 3 different LiA awards, one for each of the Journey series. To earn a LiA, girls will share their organizational skills, use one of their special talents, teach Brownies something important from their Journey, and reflect upon their own experience. For more information about each LiA, network with the adult volunteers guiding Brownie groups in your Girl Scout community. Complete requirements can be found in their Brownie Leadership Journey adult guides.