Girls Lead the Way is the newly transformed Girl Congress and an opportunity for older Girl Scouts to join a leadership group. It is designed to help retain Girl Scouts and allow them the opportunity to show a presence in their community, provide input on plans or sit in on Council-sponsored round tables and serve on Council event committees. This group also plans and implements a program for other Girl Scouts, such as a workshop or camp event.
What does Girls Lead the Way do?
They plan events, help with flag ceremonies, visit district or neighborhood meetings, become Girl Scouts representatives, conduct media interviews and we show an older girl presence at local events as requested.
When and where do Girls Lead the Way meet?
They meet at the Girl Scout Council Office on the second Wednesday of the month from August – May.
What is the Purpose of Girls Lead the Way?
- Promote Girl Scout Cadette, Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouting and inspire girls to stay in Girl Scouts
- Act as the liaison between adults/council and Girl Scouts
- Organize events to promote a sense of community and service
- Offer opinions about topics and issues relevant to older Girl Scouts
- Represent thoughts and opinions of older girls
How long are you in Girls Lead the Way?
Girls Lead the Way does not have term limits and girls may stay in the group from 14 years of age until they graduate.
How do you become a Girls Lead the Way member?
To become a Girls Lead the Way member, you must be a high school student and a current Girl Scout member.
How do you apply for Girls Lead the Way?
To apply for Girls Lead the Way, you must submit the Individual Application Form and your resume. Applications must be submitted by May 15, 2015.
What events does Girls Lead the Way organize?
Girls Lead the Way members decide together each year what kind of events they will implement and retain younger members. Each year is open for new and exciting ideas. In the past, they have done events such as:
- Princess for a Day – self-esteem for Brownies and Juniors
- Career Night – professional women coming to speak with Cadettes and up.
- Trash Fashion – turning trash into fashion and learning about business for older girls and invite younger girls to the fashion show
- CSI Investigations – learning about investigations skills
For more information please contact Lauren Lakebrink, 314.592.2359, LLakebrink@girlscouts.org or Emily Ficker, 314.592.2341, Eficker@girlscoutsem.org