Girl Scout Leadership Experience


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.

Visit the GSUSA website for more information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience including: Journeys, Pathways, the Three Keys, the Three Processes, and Outcomes.

Our Focus Areas

Within the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, our council focuses on the following five areas:

Healthy Living: We recognize that physical health, emotional health, and self-esteem are interconnected. Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada supports the “whole girl.”

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math: By the eighth grade, only half as many girls as boys are interested in STEM related careers. Research shows that girls’ interest in STEM significantly increases when it is provided in a hands-on, inquiry-based, and student-led environment.

Financial Literacy: We are preparing a generation of young women to make wise financial choices for themselves, their families, their communities, and their nation.

Environmental Leadership and Responsibility: In 1913, the first Girl Scouts went out into the wilderness to pitch their tents and sleep under the stars. Our organization has a rich history in environmental stewardship.

Community Service: Just one girl can make a difference, but imagine what thousands of girls can do when they Discover, Connect, and Take Action in our local communities. Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada supports young women from all over our council area who will change the world – who, in fact, are already changing it.