mission statement

gs leadership experience

girl scout leadership experience (gsle)

Girl Scouts has always been about leadership. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience provides a framework and consistency so all girls have the opportunity to engage in the best leadership experiences available. By modeling authentic, purposeful leadership we can help girls develop their own strong sense of self and their own leadership style.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering themselves, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. There are three keys to leadership that are at the heart of the Girl Scout philosophy of leadership.

Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world

Girls care about, inspire and team with others locally and globally

Girls act to make the world a better place

Even at the youngest ages of Girl Scouting, girls can gain leadership skills they will carry with them throughout their lives. The Girl Scout focus on leadership shows girls that they are leaders right now in their everyday lives, and they will continue to be leaders as they get older. We believe that when women are leaders in our world, positive results are achieved—and our world needs more positive values.