The Girl Scout program at the San Jose Betsuin began in 1971. The program has changed over the years and continues to evolve to meet the needs of today’s young women. What hasnt changed is the quality of the program and commitment of leaders and parents.

The Betsuin Girl Scout program is a parent participation program and essential for a successful Girl Scout. Our Girl Scouts have the distinction of achieving many awards: Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

Currently, our program is open to girls beginning in Kindergarten through the 12th grade.

Daisies Troop 273 – Kindergarten & 1st grade

Brownies Troop 1052 – 2nd & 3rd grades

Junior Girl Scouts Troop 260 – 4th & 5th grades

Cadette Girl Scouts Troop 404 – 6th, 7th & 8th grades

Senior Girl Scouts Troop 782 – 9th &10th grades

Ambassadors Troop 782 – 11th &12th grades

Girl Scouts of Northern California

Girl Scout Awards

Gold Award Information

Silver Award Information

Bronze Award Information

Religious Awards

Padma Award


We are Girl Scouts (Ashley H., Hailey H., Lauren G., Rina M., Hannah K. and Marissa P.) from Troop 61302 and we chose the Sow What Journey as our second Journey to complete in order to be able to begin our Gold Award. During our Journey, we volunteered at Sacred Heart, toured the Shuei-Do Manju Shop in Japantown, and had a video conference with a food scientist to learn more about food waste, planting seasons, eating locally, food labels, and nutrition. We have all learned so much in this Journey and if we can change the way 1, 5, 10, or 20 people think about food, we feel we have been successful. Please enjoy our information pamphlet.

Information Pamphlet