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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.

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Upcoming Programs with The Center for Creative Leadership

Young Women’s Leadership Institute- Summer School
July 19-24, 2015
Keyauwee Program Center
Fee: $500
Registration deadline: July 10, 2015
Grade Level: Girl Scout Cadettes (grades 6-8)
Register for this event at Camp Like a Girl!

Don’t let the name fool you! This week-long session gets you out of the classroom, pushing your leadership limits with a group of like-minded girls in an exciting camp setting, including two half-day sessions at the Center for Creative Leadership’s campus! Explore personal strengths, develop strategies for handling peer pressure and bullying, tackle the climbing wall blindfolded, work together to conquer the Alpine Tower, navigate through the woods with an old-fashioned map and compass, create a meal from scratch with firewood and a few matches, learn new leadership lessons with horses and so much more during this week-long session that’s guaranteed to bring out your inner leader!

Young Women’s Leadership Institute- Healthy Relationships
October 24, 2015
10 a.m.- 4 p.m. (optional overnight at Keyauwee Program Center)
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, Sunday breakfast and Sunday morning equine facilitated learning (horses) session.

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

Governor_PageEach 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, March 9-13, 2015.

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 2015 North Carolina Governor Page Program are available now!

If you would like to send your application directly to Raleigh, the deadline is December 1, 2014.  If you would like a Peaks to Piedmont program manager to review your application first, send it to girlawards@girlscoutsp2p.org no later than November 15, 2014. The Girl Scout staff contact for the Page Program in Raleigh is Terrica Hay.