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Leadership Opportunities

Leadership opportunities are an important part of the Girl Scout experience. Girls who take advantage of these programs learn invaluable skills. It also gives them the chance to deepen their understanding of what leadership development means to them while getting excited about mentoring younger girls and becoming role models in their own communities.

Leadership Programs with The Center for Creative Leadership

The Center for Creative Leadership ® (CCL) offers what no one else can: an exclusive focus on leadership education and research and unparalleled expertise in solving the leadership challenges of individuals and organizations everywhere. CCL equips clients around the world with the skills and insight to achieve more than they thought possible through creative leadership.

What is creative leadership? It’s the capacity to think and act beyond the boundaries that limit our effectiveness. Every leader and organization faces obstacles that are difficult to surmount- from corporate executives confronting the complex global marketplace to Girl Scouts creating sustainable solutions for community problems as they earn the Girl Scout Silver and Gold Awards.

CCL believes that solutions to these challenges exist- and for over 40 years, they have helped clients unlock them through creative leadership. They believe leaders are made, not born, and that we can all adapt and change. They believe that strong interpersonal skills, grounded in personal reflection and self-awareness, are the key to effective leadership.

Click here for a Young Women’s Leadership Institute promotional flyer!

Upcoming Programs with The Center for Creative Leadership

Young Women’s Leadership Institute- Healthy Relationships
October 24, 2015
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (optional overnight at Keyauwee Program Center hosted by GSCP2P)
The Center for Creative Leadership, One Leadership Place, Greensboro, NC 27410
Fee: $50 per girl / $15 per adult (optional overnight is an additional $25 per person)
Registration Deadline: October 5, 2015
Grade Level: Girl Scout Seniors and Ambassadors (grades 9-12)
Register for this event here

Dating, bullying, BFFs…oh my! It can be hard navigating the twists and turns of relationships, whether you’re talking about your relationship with you parents, your boyfriend, your teacher, your best friend or even your worst enemy. Join us as we explore how your communication style, personality type and values all influence your relationships. Learn tips and tools to improve relationships with style and grace! During lunch, participants will interact with relationship experts such as psychologists, lawyers, nurses, professors and more!

Optional overnight accommodations available at Keyauwee Program Center and will include Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.

Program Aide Training

Program Aide is open to all Girl Scout Cadettes as an opportunity to develop leadership skills and confidence in working with younger Girl Scouts by sharing their skills, passion and experience. Program Aides might assist younger girls on Journey activities, badge activities or other sessions at their meetings, at a day camp or during a council event.

There are several Program Aide trainings scheduled each year. Check the online calendar for more details. Program Aide training is also offered on a service unit level via volunteer facilitators. Check with your service unit specialist for your area’s Program Aide facilitator.


Experienced Program Aides can take the next step in their leadership of younger girls by becoming a volunteer-in-training! A three-hour course is required before working with a troop or group to earn the VIT pin.

There are several trainings scheduled each year. Check the online calendar for more details. 

Girl Advisory Board 

Want to meet other girls from our council? Do you have ideas about events you would like to see ourGAB logo council offer? If so, then the GSCP2P Girl Advisory Board (GAB) is for you! As a part of the GAB, you will be able to give input as to waht you would like to see offered in our council. This is a great opportunity to wield your leadership skills.

MISSION: The GAB allows Girl Scout Cadettes and older the opportunity to serve as the council’s voice for all girls in Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont. Through girl-led activities, the board will enrich the lives of girls through leadership projects, mentorship and living by the Girl Scout Law. By lending a voice to a movement that wants, needs and values girl-led contributions, these young leaders will play a significant role in shaping the ongoing work of GCSP2P.

PURPOSE: This select group of girls will work as an advisory group who partner with staff members and volunteers on projects ranging from program development to research and marketing. By facilitating youth-adult partnerships, these leadership opportunities allow GAB members to influence decision-making processes in our council.

What is the GAB commitment?

  • Girls make a minimum one-year commitment to participate in GAB. The one-year term runs October 1- September 30.
  • Regional GABs will meet at least four times per year in their areas. Exact meeting dates and times will be established based on the availability of the majority of girl members.
  • The entire board will meet together at least once each membership year.
  • Deadline to apply for GAB is September 30.

Who can join the GAB?
GSCP2P registered Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors or Ambassadors.

GAB Organizational Structure: The GAB will be made up of five girl members from each area (Asheville, east Triad, west Triad, Gastonia and Hickory) for a total of 25 girl members. Members will meet regionally on a regular basis and will meet together one time per year. Each regional team will be guided by a GSCP2P program manager and GAB volunteer mentors.

Girls- how to apply: Prepare answers to the following questions. You will need them for the online application. We suggest your answers be at least a paragraph long:

  • Why do you want to be a member of the Girl Advisory Board?
  • What is one thing you think the GAB can help to change or improve in our council?
  • How has your participation in Girl Scouting impacted your life and why?

Complete the online application by clicking here.

Want to be a GAB Adult Volunteer?
Do you like working with older girls and consider yourself teen savvy? Are you 18 or older? Then this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! Adult volunteers will work with staff members during the selection process and will also provide support and guidance to the GAB members throughout the year. Volunteers are needed in all regions.

Adults- how to apply: Prepare answers to the following questions. You will need them for the online application.

  • What one thing do you think the GAB can help to change or improve in our council?
  • How has your participation in Girl Scouting impacted your life and why?
  • What characteristics do you display that would help you as a GAB mentor?

Complete the online application by clicking here.

For more information about GAB, please e-mail us or contact the program manager at your local service center.

North Carolina Girl Scout Governor & Legislative Page Program

Governor_PageDo you have an interest in government or current state issues? Do you want to learn more about our state’s capital city? Are you between the ages of 16-18 years old? If so, consider applying to serve as a page in the Governor’s Office during Girl Scout Week 2016 (March 7-11).

You will join Girl Scouts from all over North Carolina to learn how our state government really works and to participate in the legislative process. Girls selected to work in the Governor’s Office have the opportunity to meet the governor, and to tour the governor’s mansion, as well as local sites. Girls may stay with family or friends or even a host family specially selected by the Page Coordinator Office. Girls are selected through a short application process and must be in good academic standing (A/B grade average). Applications are available online through the Governor’s Office.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2015. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Interested applicants please note: The application will not provide an opportunity to select March 7-11 although those are the dates pages will be engaged. To ensure the Governor’s Office knows you are a Girl Scout, please follow these instructions:

  • In the section which requires a first, second and third date choice, please enter March 28-April 1, even though those dates are not correct.
  • In the extracurricular activity section, please indicate at the very top of the section that you are a Girl Scout. 

The reason for these specific instructions is the online application does not allow for March 7-11 to be available because it is reserved for Girl Scouts only- if the correct date range were present on the application the general public would be able to apply.

For more information about the page program, please contact Salem Smith-Shupp.