Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Girl Scouts has always been about leadership!

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience encompasses everything we know and love about Girl Scouts – troops, camp, patches, cookies, etc. – and enhances these elements with critical leadership processes and outcomes.

All experiences in Girl Scouting incorporate the Discover, Connect, and Take Action keys to leadership. Girls Discover themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world. They Connect with other girls and adults. And they Take Action to make the world a better place.

Developing into a purposeful leader is as much about the journey as the destination. Throughout their experience, girls develop a variety of skills and characteristics, such as positive values, conflict resolution abilities and resourceful problem solving skills. The long term result is a generation of girls who lead with courage, confidence and character.

Girls will use two resources to get the most out of their Girl Scout experience– their Journey Book, there are three series to select from, and the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting for their age level. A Journey is a coordinated set of leadership activities grouped around a theme. Girls earn their Journey Leadership Awards as they progress through the Journey book. In the Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting, girls earn badges which teach them skills on specific topics.

Belonging to Girl Scouts set girls on a life-long path to...

  • Lead with courage by speaking out on issues they care about and taking active roles in their communities.
  • Lead with confidence by making the most of their strengths and feeling empowered to make a difference in their lives and beyond.
  • Lead with character by acting with integrity and compassion, making decisions that promote the well-being of themselves and others. they continue to make the world a better place.​​​

To learn more about The New Girl Scout Leadership Experience, visit the GSUSA Web site.

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