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Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI)

Deadline: June 04, 2014 at 08:00 AM EDT - CLOSED


The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is where a lot of the magic of national 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).

More than 1,200 girls from across the nation will gather in Salt Lake City, UT for the 2014 National Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) October 16-19, 2014. GSLI will be offered to girls 14 and older as an integrated track within the Girl Scout National Convention. GSLI will begin on Thursday afternoon and culminate on Sunday morning. GSLI participants will be included in the National Convention Opening Ceremony on Thursday evening as well as other scheduled events. Girls will participate in numerous workshops connected to the Girl Scout program, in this exceptional opportunity. Some of the concepts the GSLI committee in Utah have indicated include innovation in technology, marketing, leadership and culture.


A group of 6 girl members and 2 chaperones will travel to Salt Lake City, UT on October 15, 2014.

GS-NCCP is proud to offer financial subsidy to make this opportunity affordable for our members. After the council subsidy, the family’s financial commitment for the trip is $600 per girl, due September 30, 2014 for selected applicants. Payment plans and/or additional financial assistance may be available for those with financial hardship.

The GSLI 2014 will focus on big issues that girls across the country and around the globe are passionate about.

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.

Each girl will also create action plans that will provide her and her council with a significant and lasting return on investment. 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.