“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” I am inspired by these words, which could easily have been spoken in reference to Girl Scouting. Through the courageous leadership of women across the nation, Girl Scouting is not only adjusting its sails but re-engineering the boat itself. By their very nature, Girl Scouts are optimistic. From our youngest members to our adult volunteers, we learn how to make the most of every situation. These qualities serve us well throughout life, especially in uncertain times. During economic and social challenges, the lifelong lessons girls learn in Girl Scouting become most valuable. When girls see the great and immediate impact they make through leadership and community service, they understand how one individual taking action can affect the world for the better.
Girls learn leadership through every Girl Scout opportunity. Discover, Connect, and Take Action are more than just words to define the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. They are the core actions we apply to everything we do as we are guided daily by the values of our Girl Scout Promise and Law.
A leader, girls say, is not defined only by one’s qualities and skills, but also by how those qualities and skills are used to make a difference in the world. Girl Scouting helps girls to be true leaders in a constantly changing world. Now more than ever, the world clearly requires a new kind of leader: one who values collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and who is committed to improving neighborhoods, communities and the world.
Join us in helping empower our girls, through personal growth and leadership development, to build strong communities for today . . . and for the future.