Leadership From the Inside Out


Ever since people first gathered to talk, sit around the fire, or hold ceremonies, they have sat in a circle. In the Girl Scouts, there is a long tradition of gathering together in circle, whether it is a Brownie circle, a friendship circle or a circle around the campfire.  Learn more about how circles play a part in Girl Scouting and how you can use them.



Reflection provides a means to shape our behavior before and during situations, that may have baffled us in the past. Reflection helps us DISCOVER, CONNECT, and TAKE ACTION in a manner that is more conscious and aligned with our values.  Learn more about how reflection plays a part in Girl Scouting and how you can use the practice yourself and with girls.



Ceremonies in Girl Scouting are used to celebrate special occasions, to recognize accomplishments and to mark rites of passage. Just as with circles and reflective practice, ceremonies are most effective when conducted in a place that is safe physically, emotionally and spiritually. As a leader, you are the key to creating these conditions.  Learn more about how ceremonies play a part in Girl Scouting and how you can design them.



The term co-generational was coined by a young Girl Scout who sought to describe the potential for interaction between girls and adults of all ages. Co-generational implies the kind of community cooperation and co-creation that mutually affects and influences each of us. The long-term impact of Girl Scouting on any girl is dependent on those who generously give of their time to witness, support, guide, mentor, and lead girls. It is important that this community consist of people of all ages, including elders, adults, and younger children.  Learn more about how co-generational community plays a part in Girl Scouting and how you can find or help build them.