Earning your LiA and PA awards

What you need to know about earning these awards


Leader in Action (LiA) (must be currently enrolled in 6th grade)

You can earn a Leader in Action (LiA) award by assisting a Brownie group on any of their National Leadership Journeys. There are three different LiA awards, one for each of the Journey series: ‘It’s Your World—Change It!’, It’s Your Planet—Love It!, and It’s Your Story—Tell It!. 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. 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.

*Cadettes can earn this award through Council programming or by working with a Brownie troop in the community.

Upcoming 2018 Training events:

March 9-10 – Leadership in Action LiA


Cadette Program Aide (PA) (must be currently enrolled in 6th grade)

To earn a Cadette Program Aide award, follow these steps:

  1. Earn one LiA award.
  2. Complete council-designed 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.
  3. After completing PA Training 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.

Upcoming 2018 Training events:

April 14- Elements- Leadership Training Program Aide RSVP by April 2nd