Girls of every grade level take an active role in determining what, where, when, why and how they’ll structure activities. As part of the adult-girl partnership fostered by Girl Scouts, this process is used to strengthen and support girls’ empowerment and decision-making roles in activities. This non-formal education technique enables the learner to actively participate in directing her own learning. A leader’s role is to provide grade-level-appropriate guidance while ensuring that girls lead as much as possible in the planning, organization, set-up and evaluation of their activities. The older the girl, the more leaders step back and serve as a resource and support.
For more information, refer to the Girl Scout Journeys, Girl Scout Fundamentals and Girl Scout Grade Level training.