Scouting for Leaders
There is a major transformation taking place at Girl Scouts of the
USA and it has nothing to do with cookies.
This 95-year-old not-for-profit organizations sweeping efforts to
increase its appeal and relevance to 21st-century girls focus on
leadership development and provable outcomes that benefit girls,
families, and communities. Historically known as a premier
leadership development organization, Girl Scouts is remaking itself
with a revamped business developmental strategy.
The strategic transformation includes a new leadership philosophy,
definition of leadership, and focus on leadership development for
girls, volunteers, and staff professionals.
I think we need a new definition of leadership in this country, CEO
Kathy Cloninger explains. When people, including girls, think about
leadership, they still too often think of command and control or
power and position. Girls in this country need a new definition of
leadership so they can relate to it and aspire to it.