Learning By Doing, also known as Experiential Learning, happens when girls use hands-on learning to engage in an ongoing cycle of action and reflection, deepening their understanding of concepts and mastering practical skills. As girls take part in meaningful activities—instead of simply watching them—and then later evaluate what they have learned, learning is far more meaningful, memorable, and long-lasting. Leaders assist girls in this process by facilitating grade-level-appropriate experiences through which girls can learn, and by leading discussions that reflect on those experiences. When girls learn by doing, they can better connect their experiences to their own lives, both in and out of Girl Scouting.
For more information, refer to the Girl Scout Journeys, Girl Scout Fundamentals and Girl Scout Grade Level training.