Leadership Experience

Girl Scouts is in the business of growing purposeful leaders. We are the only youth organization to offer the Leadership Experience, which gives girls the opportunity to develop a strong sense of self and a personalized leadership style. 

Three Keys to Leadership 

  • Discover: Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world around them.
  • Connect: Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally.
  • Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place.

All experiences in Girl Scouting incorporate the Discover, Connect, and Take Action keys to leadership. Girl Scout experiences are also, as much as possible, girl led and encourage learning by doing (experiential learning), and cooperative learning. These three processes promote the fun and friendship that have always been so integral to Girl Scouting.

Our Four Focus Areas

  • Green: Girls go green through local and national projects with the Girl Scout Forever Green program, which encourages girls to take action for their environment. Planting flowers for the community and building ‘Purple Martin’ houses to prevent the use of pesticides in a school garden are two of the ways Central Texas girls are going green.
  • Strong: Girls go strong in a number of ways. From earning their Gold Award, the highest honor in Girl Scouting to hiking to the Appalachian Trail, Girl Scouts rise to the occasion in a variety of circumstances.
  • Creative: Girls go creative through collaboration with businesses and organizations that promote artistic expression. Teen Girl Scouts used their vision and the help of a local studio to write and produce a PSA for a girl-led conference.
  • Tech: Girls go tech through our Girl Scout STEM and EDGE programs. Programs include FIRST Lego League and robotics competitions, which Central Texas Girl Scouts have received several awards for in the past.