LEADER Magazine
Girl Scouts' Quarterly National Magazine for Adults in Girl Scouting and Future Volunteers

Spring 2003 Highlights

Cover of fall 2003 LEADERThe spring 2003 issue of LEADER features full coverage of the 49th Girl Scout National Council Session/Convention, held last October in Long Beach, California. This event, which drew over 12,000 girls and adults, launched our exciting, new initiative for preteens and teens, STUDIO 2BSM. Read our interview with Cynthia Bramlett Thompson, our new Chair, National Board of Directors. Cynthia offers her vision for Girl Scouting, as well as a glimpse at her personal life.

Open communication is the key for adults who want to reach girls. In "Girl Talk! Tips for Opening Up the Dialogue with Teens," you'll find sensible advice on this subject, so important to the success of STUDIO 2B; and in "College-Age Mentors" you'll get practical advice for recruiting and working with young adult volunteers.

"Here Come the Juliettes: A Different Way to Participate" profiles the nearly 2 percent of all Girl Scouts who are individually registered. Find out why this option is especially popular among teens who love the Girl Scout program, yet are busy with other activities.

Wonder why you're sitting amidst a sea of Girl Scout cookie boxes? Read "Sweet Taste of Success: Girl Scout Cookie® Activities" and wonder no more. This article puts cookie activities in the broader perspective of the Girl Scout program: cookie activities generate funds for troops, but they're even more important for teaching and reinforcing skills in girls.

"Where Girls Go, Girl Scouting Follows" looks at how the Girl Scout program reaches girls in nontraditional venues such as detention centers and public housing complexes-with aid from $11 million of federal funding. Learn about the significant impact this program has on girls' lives.

Girl Scouts of the USA is getting the word out: math, science, and technology skills are extremely important to the future of all girls. Find out how we're doing it in "It's Her Future, Do the Math," an article detailing the innovative television, radio, and print public service advertisements (PSAs) the Ad Council and Girl Scouts created.