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.
Upcoming Programs with The Center for Creative Leadership
Teen Leadership Summit: March 7-9, 2014 at Camp Ginger Cascades- Early bird rate through January 31!
Girl Scout Leadership Institute: July 6-11, 2014 at Keyauwee Program Center
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.
North Carolina Girl Scout Governor & Legislative Page Program
Each year, Girl Scouts ages 15 and older can apply to become a North Carolina Governor and Legislative Page for one week in Raleigh. This is an outstanding opportunity for girls to learn more about the legislative process, meet Girl Scouts from all parts of the state and put into practice their leadership skills. The activity takes place during Girl Scout Week.
Interested girls needs to get permission from their school administrator to miss class for one week. Girls who apply must also be at least 15 years old by early March and maintain a “B” average at school.
The application and criteria for the 2014 North Carolina Governor Page Program are available now!
If you would like to send your application directly to Raleigh, the deadline is December 1, 2013. If you would like a program manager to review your application first, send it to Jenny Sliker at 8818 W Market St, Colfax, NC 27235 by November 19, 2013 and she will send it to Raleigh.
Please note that only Governor’s Pages will be selected for 2014 because the legislature will not be in session during Girl Scout Week.