Girl Scout program is fun with purpose! It is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law that generations of girls have followed. In 2008, Girl Scouts launched the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, represented by three keys of leadership – Discover, Connect, and Take Action – to promote the Girl Scout Mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
The National Program Portfolio
The National Program Portfolio has two main parts – the National Leadership Journeys and The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Complemented by the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scout travel and Girl Scout awards, the National Program Portfolio is designed to help girls develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills. It also ensures that Girl Scouts at every level are sharing a powerful, national experience – girls together changing the world!
There are three different Leadership Journeys series: It’s Your Story – Tell It!, It’s Your Planet – Love It! and It’s Your World – Change It! Each series has separate books and awards for each grade level and a corresponding adult guide. Girls then add The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting to their program portfolio. The Girl’s Guide offers girls national proficiency badges, traditions and history, an awards log and much more.
Council Patch Programs
GSCP2P has several council patch programs that girls of all levels can earn.
Lifesaver Council Patch
The GSCP2P Lifesaver council patch is an opportunity for an individual Girl Scout or troop to demonstrate service to their community, working with a variety of organizations and local resources. The purpose of this patch is to educate girls on service organizations in their local communities and teach Girl Scouts of all ages the importance of “giving back.”
The patch is a compilation of five small patches. The patch can be earned over two years and can be earned again at each program age level as a girl bridges.
Business Cents Council Patch
The GSCP2P Business Cents council patch is an opportunity for an individual Girl Scout or troop to combine the skills of financial literacy and the cookie sale into practical skills for their future. The purpose of this patch is to guide Girl Scouts to use all the resources we offer to prepare for a successful cookie sale while also recognizing the financial and business skills learned during the Girl Scout Cookie Program!
The patch is a two-year patch so girls are able to earn each piece of the patch. Although girls may choose to earn both Girl’s Guide badges the first year, girls will still have to complete the “Connect” and “Take Action” part again next year to earn the second half of the patch.
Project Get Out Council Patch
The GSCP2P Project Get Out council patch encourages girls to focus on physical and emotional health. By participating in this initiative, girls learn the skills they need to keep their bodies healthy, their minds engaged and their spirits alive. By building strong, healthy bodies and learning problem-solving techniques, girls gain the self-confidence and skills needed to develop healthy relationships. This is the first step to helping every girl attain her personal best in life.
Thin Mint Sprint Council Patch
The GSCP2P Thin Mint Sprint council patch encourages girls to train for a 5K and earn a marathon patch.
Girls Go Techbridge
With the Girls Go Techbridge council patch, girls, troops and groups can put their engineering skills to the test with some hands-on activities.