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The Girl Scout program can change the way girls see the world and their place in it. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment. The Girl Scout program is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, the Three Keys to leadership of discover, connect and take action, and the Three Processes of girl-led, learn by doing, and cooperative learning.

Through a working partnership with adult leaders and advisors, Girl Scouts encourages girls to develop qualities of responsible citizenship, cross-cultural understanding, service to the community and to her own religion, as well as positive interaction with her family and friends. These are used to lay a foundation for responsible action as women. Girl Scout program is carried out in many different settings in the troop, in the community, in a wide variety of outdoor settings, through service unit events, council sponsored programs, and national and international trips.

 

In Motion Program Guide

Council programs provide an opportunity for girls to experience Girl Scouting beyond the troop and with any of the flexible pathways. By developing collaborations with local community resources, the council can provide programs that often are not available at the troop or service unit level. Girls come together from all areas of the council to enjoy the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. The In Motion Program Guide has three editions published each year (Fall/Winter, Winter/Spring, and Summer), and gives details of the many program opportunities and events offered.

 

 

Learn more about Girl Scout programs!

Girl Scout Leadership Experience - Here you'll learn about the Girl Scout journeys, which invite girls to explore a theme through many experiences and from many perspectives.

Journeys - Here you'll learn about the Girl Scout journeys, which invite girls to explore a theme through many experiences and from many perspectives.

Special Interest - Here you can find information on council patch programs, special Girl Scout days, ongoing program collaboratives, and lots more!

 

 

Stay in the know about Girl Scout opportunities!

Council E-newsletter - Sign up to receive monthly emailed newsletters with updates on current Girl Scout events, new program opportunities, and important reminders.

Join us on Rallyhood - Girl and adult members of Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas are invited to join our Rallyhood Community, where you can connect with Girl Scouts across your community and across the council!  Haven't received your email invitation to the GSGST Community?   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Girl Scouts helps girls discover their talents and strengths, connect with others, and take action in their communities. Trained, carring adult volunteers provide opportunities for girls to practice decision-making skills, develop healthy and positive self-esteem, and pursue interests in a supportive nurturing all-girl environment. Girls and adults plan together, as partners, to decide what activities they will do.

 

 

Girl Scout Brownies (grades 2-3) earn badges, hike and camp, participate in the cookie program, and much more. They have tons of fun and make new friends that will last a lifetime! A Girl Scout Brownie's leadership journey begins with her choice of Girl Scouting's three journey series: It's Your World - Change It!, It's Your Planet - Love It! and It's Your Story - Tell It!

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Brownie Quest
This quest has second and third graders traveling along two colorful trails, one they can enjoy on their own and one they explore with their Girl Scout group. Along the quest, Girl Scout Brownies will meet three new friends and a bright and shining elf - in a Brownie story meant to inspire their own take action projects.

 

 
WOW! Wonders of Water
This journey for Girl Scout Brownies follows friends Alejandra, Campbell, Jamila, and Brownie Elf as they enjoy some amazing wonders of water. Girls will learn about the endless water cycle and enjoy making their own rainbows as they explore our precious resource of water. They'll meet inspiring women working for water, learn Girl Scout history, and, as a team, come to understand that WOW also stands for Ways of Working. Girl Scout Brownies reach out to their community as they advocate for other people to get involved in protecting water, too!

 

 

A World of Girls
Stories are all around us – in movies, in books, in television shows, advertisements, on the news and even on cereal boxes. This journey helps engage Girl Scout Brownies in the wider world of storytelling in a way that gets them looking for clues to help make the world a better place. With some help from Brownie Elf along the way, girls see how they can create positive change in the world - change that affects girls.

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Girl Scouts helps girls discover their talents and strengths, connect with others, and take action in their communities. Trained, caring adult volunteers provide opportunities for girls to practice decision-making skills, develop healthy and positive self-esteem, and pursue interests in a supportive nurturing all-girl environment. Girls and adults plan together, as partners, to decide what activities they will do.
 

Girl Scout Daisies (grades K-1) earn petals, hike and camp, participate in the cookie program, and much more. They have tons of fun and make new friends that will last a lifetime! A Girl Scout Daisy's leadership journey begins with her choice of Girl Scouting's three journey series: It's Your World - Change It!, It's Your Planet - Love It! and It's Your Story - Tell It!

 

Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden

In this journey for Daisies, a favorite pastime -- gardening -- meets the Girl Scout Law. The result is a storybook world of flowers and little girls who, together, do great things. Girl Scout Daisies will especially enjoy meeting the colorful, global characters who teach them to live the Girl Scout Law.

 

Between Earth and Sky

Girl Scout Daisies join their flower friends for an exciting road trip in a flower-powered car. As they travel the country living the values of the Girl Scout Law, the girls and their flower friends enjoy what's local and learn why that's important. They experience what's great about what grows near them, and they learn how their own special skills make the world a better place.


5 Flowers, 4 Stories, 3 Cheers for Animals!

Daisies learn just how much they can care for animals and for themselves—and just how good that makes them feel.

 


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 The Girl Scout program serves girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade. At all levels, the Girl Scout program emphasizes development of personal values, appreciation of others, decision-making, leadership and service. The program is adapted for each grade level and for the needs and interests of individual girls.

Girl Scout Daisy - grades K-1

Girl Scout Brownie - grades 2-3

Girl Scout Junior - grades 4-5

Girl Scout Cadette - grades 6-8

Girl Scout Senior - grades 9-10

Girl Scout Ambassador - grades 11-12

 

 

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GIRL'S CORNER

Welcome to this special "clubhouse" section just 4 u! Girl Scouts is THE place to hang with best friends, try new and exciting things, and grow into the young woman you want to be.

Believe anything is possible, because it is. If you can't wait to do great things, like climbing mountains, building a home for a needy family, kayaking in the ocean, saving Earth's creatures, designing the latest fashions, opening people's minds, or challenging your fears...and winning, Girl Scouts is the place for you!

We know that one girl can make a difference, but girls together can change the world!

Ask yourself, "What will I do today?" and explore what you can do in Girl Scouts by checking out GSGST's  "clubhouse" just 4 u!

 

 Daisies

Girl Scout Daisies (grades K-1) go on adventures together, making new friends and learning what it means to be a sister to every Girl Scout. 

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Brownies

Girl Scout Brownies (grades 2-3) have tons of fun and experience real girl power while exploring possibilities for the future.

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Juniors

Girl Scout Juniors (grades 4-5) discover the power of girls together and help others to make the world a better place.

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Cadettes, Seniors & Ambassadors (grades 6-12)

Teen Girl Scouts try on leadership roles and explore limitless opportunities while meeting influential role models or traveling abroad.

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The Girl Scout program is fun with purpose, to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  Girl Scouting is based on the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) where girls discover themselves, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. Girl Scout activities take place within the safety of an all-girl environment where girls take the lead, learn by doing, and learn cooperatively.

 

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience: What it is

There are many ways for Girl Scouts to participate, and there are many options for what they will do - earn badges, travel, earn awards, give service to their communities, and much more.  But no matter what activities Girl Scouts do, they use Three Keys:

 

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.

 

 

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience: How it Works

How girls complete activities is just as important as what activities they complete.  That's why Girl Scout program uses three processes that give girls the opportunities to practice and develop leadership.

Girl-Led - Girls in every level take an active role in deciding what, where, when, why, and how they'll do activities.  This process, as part of an adult-girl partnership, supports girls' empowerment and decision-making abilities.
Learn By Doing - Hands-on learning engages girls in an ongoing cycle of action and reflection, as they master skills and learn new concepts.  This learning is more memorable and meaningful.
Cooperative Learning - Girls share knowledge, skills, and experiences in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation.  Girls work together to meet common goals, while engaging individual girls' talents and creating a sense of belonging.


The Girl Scout Leadership Experience - Why it's Important

Whichever Pathway or activities girls choose in Girl Scouting, the programs are tied to one of 15 short-term outcomes to ensure eveyr girl receives a quality leadership experience.  The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is what leadership "looks like" for girls and empowers them to:

Discover
 
  • Develop a strong sense of self
  • Develop positive values
  • Gain practical life skills
  • Seek challenges in the world
  • Develop critical thinking
Connect
 
  • Develop healthy relationships
  • Promote cooperation and team building
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Advance diversity in a multicultural world
  • Feel connected to their communities, locally and globally
Take Action
 
  • Identify community needs
  • Become resourceful problem solvers
  • Advocate for themselves and others
  • Educate and inspire others to act
  • Feel empowered to make a difference in the world

 

Transforming Leadership, a book published by GSUSA, outlines the Discover-Connect-Take Action framework of the 15 outcomes, and helps adults to understand how girls will benefit from the Girl Scout Leadership Experience now and in the future.

The Girl Scout Promise and Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Girl Scout Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.

 

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting is a colorful, easy-to-use binder for girls at each program level.  It's includes the handbook and badges, plus a "My Girl Scouts" section for girls to find fun activities and ways to customize their Girl Scout experience.

 

The book has three main sections:

  1. Girl Scout Handbook to introduce girls to traditions, stories, and uniforms, as well as awards they are eligible to earn at their level
  2. Girl Scout Badges that lists requirements for earning Legacy, Cookie Program, and Financial Literacy badges, with room for girls to insert additional skill-building badge requirements according to their interests
  3. My Girl Scouts with fun resources for bringing their Girl Scout experience to life, and where girls can insert their own records of their Girl Scout experience

 

Click here to see examples of the progression in

National Proficiency Badges!

 

 
 

Welcome to the Girl Scout Leadership Journeys!

What is a Leadership Journey?

A leadership journey is the exciting new way of working with girls in a series of themed activities focused on building specific leadership skills. Journeys generally are designed in a six to eight session framework, and are fully customizable by girls and volunteers. In partnership with girls, volunteers can add outings, celebrations, badges, and explorations that suit the journey’s theme and the girls’ interests. Journeys can be stretched over a Girl Scout year or done over the course of a few weeks or months. While journeys offer plenty of choices for girls, the companion adult guides will provide the “roadmap” volunteers want.

A key part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, journeys are a coordinated series of activities grouped around a theme. Each journey is tied to Girl Scouts' 15 national outcomes for girls. These outcomes are integral to the three leadership keys, Discover, Connect, and Take Action.

Journey workshops are available to introduce Journey programs to prepare volunteers to offer the best Journey experience possible to their girls!  Check the Calendar for Journey Workshops happening in your area.

 

Fun, friendship, challenges, active leadership.
That's a Girl Scout Journey.
That's making the world a better place.

 


The Journey Themes:
 

 (Click to learn more about each one!)

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This series engages girls  in a critical thinking process related to identifying and researching issues they care about. 

This series invites girls of every age on an adventure to explore the wonders of Earth as they enjoy the natural world.   This series invites girls to tell their story through creative expression, building self-esteem in girls while exploring today's media.

 

 

Click here to flip through the Journey books at the Girl Scout Virtual Kiosk!

 

 


Click Here to See The Journey Maps!

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Watch this video about a Brownie troop's big Journey success!

 

Girl Scouts is fun with a purpose.  The goal of all Girl Scouting is to develop leadership skills in girls, and to meet our mission: to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.  This experience, of what we do, how we do it, and why – is called the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE), and it is unique to Girl Scouting.

 

GSLE: What
There are many ways for Girl Scouts to participate, and there are many options for what they will do – earn badges, travel, go on trips, earn awards, give service to their communities, complete Journeys, etc.  But no matter what activities Girl Scouts do, their Girl Scout activities use the Three Keys:

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.

 

GSLE: How
We know that how girls complete activities is just as important as what activities they complete.  That’s why Girl Scout program uses three processes that give girls the opportunity to practice and develop leadership.

Girl-led – Girls in every level take an active role in deciding what, where, when, why, and how they’ll do activities.  This process, as part of an adult-girl partnership, supports girls’ empowerment and decision-making abilities.
Learn By Doing – Hands-on learning engages girls in an ongoing cycle of action and reflection, as they master skills and learn new concepts.  This learning is more memorable and meaningful.
Cooperative Learning – Girls share knowledge, skills, and experiences in an atmosphere of respect and cooperation.  Girls work together to meet common goals, while engaging individual girls’ talents and creativing a sense of belonging.

 

GSLE: Why
The entire Girl Scout program, regardless of the exact topic or pathway, is designed to meet 15 short-term outcomes.  Girls will:

Discover

  • Discover a strong sense of self
  • Develop positive values
  • Gain practical life skills
  • Seek challenges in the world
  • Develop critical thinking

Connect

  • Develop healthy relationships
  • Promote cooperation and team building
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Advance diversity in a multicultural world
  • Feel connected to their communities, locally and globally

Take Action

  • Identify community needs
  • Become resourceful problem solvers
  • Advocate for themselves and others
  • Educate and inspire others to act
  • Feel empowered to make a difference in the world

To find out more about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, you can watch a video created by Girl Scouts of the USA at:  www.girlscouts.org/gsle

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Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try: to serve God and my country, to help people at all times, and to live by the Girl Scout Law