Discover, Connect, Take Action
The 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 with others locally and globally.
- Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place.
All experiences in Girl Scouting incorporate the Discover, Connect, and Take Action keys to leadership. Girl Scout experiences are also, as much as possible, girl led and encourage learning by doing and cooperative learning. These three processes promote the fun and friendship that have always been so integral to Girl Scouting.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. This begins with a definition of leadership that girls understand and believe in: A leader, girls say, 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.
Discover the fun, friendship and power of Girl Scouting. The journey begins with Pathways, six ways in which girls might participate in Girl Scouting
Information about Girl Mentoring Awards: Teen Mentoring Awards.
Learn more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience at GSUSA’s interactive website.
What do Girl Scouts do? The answer is almost anything a girl would like to do! The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is girl driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of girls.
In Girl Scouts, leadership isn’t just about building future leaders—it’s about building girl leaders for today.
-Kathy Cloninger, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA