Take the Lead like a G.I.R.L.

By Asia Hebert – Marketing Specialist

Welcome to our brand new GSLPG…in the Loop blog! This blog has been created to keep troop leaders, parents and any member of our council informed on the happenings of GSLPG. Blog posts will generally be placed into four different categories: Fast & Fun, Troop Basics, Traditions and GSLPG Spotlight. Posts will be written by either our Communication & Marketing or Troop Support teams. We look forward to sharing information and stories with you! Now, onto our first post…


You may have recently heard us talking about taking the lead like a G.I.R.L. So what exactly does it mean to G.I.R.L.? A G.I.R.L. is a go-getter, innovator, risk-taker and a leader. This is the very definition of aΒ Girl Scout!

GO-GETTER: Determined to succeed. Bold. Honest. Goal-oriented. Can-do mentality. Ambitious. Lifelong learner.

INNOVATOR: Creative. Thinks outside the box. Always looking for a new approach. Visionary. Uses resources wisely. Original. Do-it-yourselfer. Experimenter.

RISK-TAKER: Not afraid to try new things. Courageous. Strong. Breaks the mold. Steps up. Discoverer. Pioneer. Embraces the unfamiliar.

LEADER: Confident. Knows how to get the job done. Responsible. Committed to making the world a better place. Empathetic. Advocate. Empowers others.

We see and hear examples of our Girl Scouts taking the lead every day. A seasoned cookie seller setting a goal to sell 1000 boxes of cookies or more. A girl seeing a need in her town and creating a community garden. A Daisy going to camp for the first time or an experienced camper trying a new skill such as canoeing or archery. Cadettes, Seniors, or Ambassadors showing young girls “the ropes” and passing on lessons they’ve learned.

While we may know all of the great accomplishments our members and troops have achieved, many people still think Girl Scouts is just about cookies, patches and camping. Let’s take on 2017 by showing our community what Girl Scouts are capable of! Make a new year’s resolution to be ambitious, think outside the box, try new things, and commit to making the world a better place whether you’re a troop leader or a Girl Scout.

Want to learn more about how to take the lead? Check our GSUSA’s new PSA!

Have a story to share about how your daughter or troop member(s) exemplify the qualities of a G.I.R.L.? Tell us how they take the lead and she maybe featured on our social media pages or blog!