Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Leadership and Learning

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 Scout Law embodies the heart and soul of Girl Scouting; it is our values statement. Imagine a world in which we all lived by the values of honesty, fairness, caring, integrity, consideration, respect, sisterhood, and making the world a better place.
 
My mother is visiting this week. The last time she was here, my daughter recited the Girl Scout Promise and Law for her. Nanna's response was, "If you recited that every morning, you would become an amazing person." I've been doing that myself ever since. You see, the Girl Scout Law isn't just for girls. It's for leaders, parents, staff, board members, and volunteers. Imagine the strength of Girl Scouting if we adults truly lived the Girl Scout Law, not just with the girls, but with each other.
 
In Juneau this past weekend, 25 leaders and GS volunteers from 6 Southeast communities came together to learn more about leadership. Themes that emerged through the weekend were: integrating the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into everything we do in Girl Scouts; tapping new Council resources for outdoor education and science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); partnering with other leaders, volunteers, and even organizations; and promoting "sisterhood" even beyond Girl Scouting.
 
Southeast Girl Scout volunteers modeled leadership and learning this weekend, and lived the Girl Scout Law. If you missed the Juneau Adult Learning Summit, think about attending the next Summit in Anchorage, November 12-13. Limited travel funds are available. Contact Liberty Kyser for more information. lkyser@girlscoutsalaska.org

Your Sister in Girl Scouts,
Marge Larson, CEO

1 comment:

  1. Here's to a sisterhood of value-driven intentional women of leadership!  We are making the world a better place...one girl at a time.

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