Friday, February 11, 2011

Journey to Confidence with Deborah Hearn Smith

The Indianapolis Star, IN, has a column penned by Deborah Hearn Smith, chief executive officer of the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, titled "My View: Journey to confidence begins with a cookie". With cookie season well under way in her community, Smith states that "with every season of the Girl Scout cookie program, another generation of girls learns to set goals, make a plan and manage money. As women, they'll need these skills, whether their goal is to start a business or a family. The cookie program is just one of the many ways that Girl Scouts provides skills for girls to use in the real world."

Also rolling out nationwide is the most recent Girl Scout leadership journey, It's Your Story, Tell It!. Smith states that, "The Girl Scout Leadership Experience, for girls in grades K-12, provides caring adult mentors, practical life skills and tools to build courage, all of which help girls grow into confident, healthy, decision-making adults... The activities a girl participates in will help her gain confidence and a better sense of self. Girl Scouts who belong to a troop learn how to work well with others as they navigate a Girl Scout journey. Each journey is not only fun, but the activities support what girls are learning in the classroom. The journeys also help girls explore the three keys to leadership: discovering themselves and their values, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place."

As stated by Smith, each journey is fun! It's Your Story-Tell It! has its' very own comprehensive website that allows you to get involved in a number of awesome activities! It has quizzes and games, video examples and templates plus a whole lot more. Girl Scouts of the USA and Dove®, the leading personal care brand, partner to deliver Girl Scout leadership and self-esteem programming to millions of girls nationwide and abroad with the latest Girl Scout leadership journey It's Your Story-Tell It!.
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