Girl Scouting is the world’s best personal growth and leadership development experience for girls. The philosophy of its leadership development model is that to become leaders, girls need to:
- Understand their values and their world (Discover)
- Care about, inspire and team with others (Connect)
- Act to make the world a better place (Take Action)
Girl Scout activities and events are based on the needs and interests of today’s girls, and its program is designed to provide girls ages 5-17 with a wide variety of opportunities and activities available in Girl Scout handbooks, award books, Girl Scout-related websites, and through activities & events at the Council, Service Unit, or troop levels.
The program encourages increased skill-building and responsibility, and also promotes the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills.
Thank You to our Program Pathways Sponsors!
In this year's Program Pathways you will notice a variety of localbusinesses and organizations that sponsored the publication, and by doing so, helped to offset the cost to print and mail this publication to Girl Scout troop leaders. Weencourage you to mention 'Girl Scouts' when contacting our sponsors, and let them know you saw their name in Program Pathways! Please click below.
Initiatives address specific needs of girls today. Encouraging Healthy Living, Increasing Girls' Involvement in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM), and Improving Financial Literacy are three Girl Scout initiatives. Click here for more information about the initiatives.