Preparing Girls to Thrive in a Co-Ed World

Written by Linda E. Farley, Ed.D. At GSHCC’s first annual Big Volunteer Conference last October, I had a chance to sit down with our keynote speaker, Dr. JoAnn Deak, to discuss the impact that single-gendered programming like Girl Scouts has on the lifelong well-being of women and girls. Dr. Deak is an author and psychologist,…

Goal Setting: A Key Piece of “The 5 Skills”

If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when you’ve arrived? That’s a good point, and just one of many reasons why “goal setting” is a key component of Girl Scouting’s entrepreneurship programs. (Just to recap: The 5 Skills are goal setting, decision making, people skills, money management and business ethics.) In…

The 5 Skills: Why Girls Need People Skills

Girl Scouts’ entrepreneurship programs offer so much more than the opportunity to make a sale or earn a reward. Entrepreneurship skills are important for every girl, even if they don’t “plan to go into business” as adults. There are real world applications for each of The 5 Skills.   Today we are going to talk…