Apply for the Girl Scout Leadership Institute
The Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails invites girls ages 14 and older to apply to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute in Salt Lake City, Utah, October 16-20, 2014.
The Girl Scout Leadership Institute is part of Girl Scouts of the USA’s National Convention. However, girls who attend the institute are not part of the council’s official delegation to the convention and will not have voting rights. GSLI girls will meet with other Girl Scouts from all over the world for a collection of classes and learning experiences focusing on everything from fashion to engineering. Girls select their own classes and tracks. They will also participate in the national gatherings and see the Hall of Exhibits at the national convention.
Girls are responsible for paying their expenses for the GSLI – travel, accommodation, and GSLI registration. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
Return the GSLI application by the April 25 deadline.
What is the Girl Scout Leadership Institute?
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).
Girls tell us they want to make a real difference in the world, so GSLI 2014 will focus on big issues that girls across the country and around the globe are passionate about.
Why is it special?
At the GSLI, girls will…
- get the latest information on their chosen issues from experts in the field
- work together on solutions with girls from around the globe
- learn techniques for innovation, advocacy, and planning
- return home ready to make a specific impact in their communities and councils
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.
2014 theme: Girls Change the World
This year’s GSLI theme has never been more true! 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.
Each girl will also create action plans that will provide her and her council with a significant and lasting return on investment.