15 Desired Outcomes of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience
When Discover, Connect, and Take Action activities are girl-led and involve learning by doing and cooperative learning, girls achieve the desired and expected shortterm outcomes. This ultimately results in Girl Scouting achieving its mission of building “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls gain specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and values in Girl Scouting. Girls reflect on the impact they have had and how the experience has helped to strengthen their leadership skills.
• Girls develop a strong sense of self.
• Girls develop positive values.
• Girls gain practical life skills.
• Girls seek challenges in the world.
• Girls develop critical thinking.
• Girls develop healthy relationships.
• Girls promote cooperation and team building.
• Girls can resolve conflicts.
• Girls advanced diversity in a multicultural world.
• Girls feel connected to their community, locally and globally.
• Girls can identify community needs.
• Girls are resourceful problem solvers.
• Girls advocate for themselves and others, locally and globally.
• Girls educate and inspire others to act.
• Girls feel empowered to make a difference in the world.