Top 5 Tips for Leaders and Advisors

  1. Know Safety Activity Check points and/or Volunteer Essentials and consult the activity sections and safety guidelines for activities you plan to do.

  2. Encourage the girls to partner with you. Girls should be growing in decision-making and planning skills. The more invested they become in their activities, the happier they and you will be.

  3. Ask for help and advice from other leaders, parents, and council staff and take advantage of council training opportunities.

  4. Keep in mind that the Girl Scout Promise and Law and the three keys to Leadership* are the foundation of all Girl Scout activities.

  5. Have fun and do your best to ensure that the girls are having fun too!

*The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Discover, Connect, and Take Action are the three keys to Leadership.

Discover: Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world.
Connect: Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally.
Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place.

In Girl Scouting, Discover + Connect + Take Action=Leadership. All Girl Scout experiences are intentionally designed to tie to one or more of the 15 national leadership outcomes, or benefits, categorized under the three keys to leadership.


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