As Girl Scouting moved into the new millennium, it brought with it a renewed focus on leadership with its new leadership experience for girls. This new model of leadership is one which reflects the leadership definitions and aspirations of girls today.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. All Girl Scout experiences are intentionally designed to tie to one or more of the 15 national leadership outcomes, or benefits, categorized under 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.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience provides three processes for adults partnering with girls to incorporate: Girl Led, Cooperative Learning, and Learning by Doing.
Today's Girl Scout can benefit from the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in six different ways through membership pathways. The membership pathways allow for girls to experience any path at any time. Girl Scout membership pathways include: camp, events, series, travel, troop and virtual.