By Lisa Kaminski; Manager, Community Development
The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is where a lot of the magic of convention happens! It is a triennial conference that provides girls 14 and older with three days of leadership skill-building activities tied to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). This year the GSLI is taking place in Salt Lake City, Utah, from October 15th-19th.
The GSLI is really something special. Girls everywhere have said that they are interested in making a real difference in the world. The GSLI will help them do just that by focusing on issues that girls across the country and around the globe are passionate about. The GSLI experience will give each girl the opportunity to make new friends, develop important skills, learn about new planning processes, and take advantage of a support system that will be there to meet her needs—all in a fun and engaging way.
The theme this year is Girls change the world. Girls will choose among seven popular issues and design related projects that will enable them to go out and make a difference in their communities. This year’s issues are teen violence, healthy relationships, basic needs (such as hunger, poverty, homelessness, and natural disaster relief), inclusion/diversity, self-image/body image, education, and the status of women.
If you are interested, and you are a girl member 14 years or older, apply now! For information on applying to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute contact Karen Strife at firstname.lastname@example.org