Soccer. Dance. Horseback riding. Tennis. Cheerleading. The options are endless, and many girls would love to do them all.
How do girls choose? At the core, it all boils down to fun, friends and togetherness. Being with other girls who share similar interests and a desire for adventure.
How does Girl Scouting fit into the equation? Luckily for girls, Girl Scouts is the one place that can bring girls together to share a wide variety of experiences, on their terms. Whether it’s learning how to kayak, design jewelry, direct a play, or organize a community service event, there is always something new around the corner for a Girl Scout.
To understand what today’s girls are looking for — and how they can get that from Girl Scouts — we went straight to the source. More than 12,000 girls in the Mountains to Midlands council were invited to participate in program surveys, as well as focus groups and town hall meetings. Their response was clear: They like current activities and want more.
They want Girl Scout places to be DESTINATIONS — exciting locations that provide the activities they like. Locations that offer unique features, both environmentally and through the actual facilities found there. Different types of venues, with programs that address their different ages, interests and preferences. They want to learn in ways that are fun and engaging. They want to go places and stay overnight. They want to be part of the planning experience. They want it to be about them.
And we developed a plan to give her more of what she’s looking for.