Whether you're a girl, a college student working on a community service project, a parent ready for an outdoor adventure with your daughter's troop, or someone who wants to make a difference in girls’ lives, there's something for you in Girl Scouts. There are lots of ways to join in the fun… contact us and we'll show you how!
Girl Scouts is all about Leadership
Girl Scouts is, as it always has been, the organization best positioned to offer girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. As Girl Scouting approaches its 100th anniversary, the Movement is using its expertise and input from girls to create a completely new approach for what girls do in Girl Scouting, how they do it, and how they will benefit.
Girls say a leader is defined not only by the qualities and skills one has, but also by how those qualities and skills are used to make a difference in the world. The New Girl Scout Leadership Experience identifies three “keys” to leadership – Discover: Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world. Connect: Girls care about, inspire and team up with others locally and globally. Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place.
When Discover, Connect and Take Action activities are girl led and involve learning by doing and cooperative learning, girls achieve the desired and expected short-term leadership outcomes, ultimately resulting in Girl Scouting achieving its mission.
The 15 Outcomes of the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience
- Girls develop a strong sense of self.
- Girls develop positive values.
- Girls gain practical life skills.
- Girls seek challenges in the world.
- Girls develop critical thinking.
- Girls develop healthy relationships.
- Girls promote cooperation and team building.
- Girls can resolve conflicts.
- Girls advance diversity in a multicultural world.
- Girls feel connected to their communities, locally and globally.
- Girls can identify community needs.
- Girls are resourceful problem solvers.
- Girls advocate for themselves and others, locally and globally.
- Girls educate and inspire others to act.
- Girls feel empowered to make a difference in the world.