gsLead 6 Session Series - Nov to Apr

gsLead 6 Session Series - Nov to Apr

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Date: Sat Nov 04, 4:00 PM CDT - Sun Nov 05, 11:00 AM CDT
  • Life Skills
  • Ambassadors,
  • Seniors,
  • Cadettes

Girl Member Price: $150
Location of first session: Camp Elk River 
Registration Closes Oct 26

Grades 8-12: Join us for the third year of our older Girl Scout exclusive, 6-part leadership development program, gsLead!  In gsLead, Girl Scouts will identify strengths, develop future goals, hear from women leaders in a variety of fields, and grow in a supportive community of other Girl Scouts. Sessions are held at various locations.

This program is also open to 8 12th graders who are not yet members, so you can invite your friends to join too, whether they are already Girl Scouts or not. Girl Scouts who participated in gsLead last year are welcome to join and participate again we're planning new activities and topics for this year!

Participants who attend at least 4 of the 6 sessions will receive a patch and certificate at the closing celebration.


Session 1:  Overnight Connection: Join the 2023-2024 gsLead cohort in an overnight at Camp Elk River. Youll connect with other cohort members through group games and relaxation time. A special guest will join us to teach us about foraging & outdoor cooking, and lead us in some team-building activities. Youll leave this session feeling refreshed, connected, and ready for your gsLead experience!
Location: Camp Elk River; Date/Time: November 4th 2 pm November 5th 11 am

Session 2: Art as Identity & Culture: Well meet with local artist Julia Boada, who will teach basic Anishinaabe beading. Julie will share how art is tied to her culture, family, and selfand we are stronger leaders when we know ourselves and can express ourselves! Youll get to take your art home and reflect on your own culture and ways you express yourself.
Location: St Paul Service Center; Date/Time: Sunday, December 3rd 11am-3:30pm

Session 3: Using Your Voice: Join Paulette Bonneur for an interactive leadership workshop.
Location: TBD; Date/Time: Sunday, January 7th, Time TBD

Session 4: Courage & Confidence: We are more effective leaders when others trust usand others are more likely to trust us when we trust ourselves. Practice courage, confidence, and trust with an afternoon of rock climbing and other team-building activities!
Location: TBD; Date/Time: Sunday, February 18, Time TBD

Session 5: Mental Wellness & Individual Empowerment Equine Therapy: In this session, we will visit Acres for Life Equine Therapy in Forest Lake. Well learn about how they use horses to support people in improving their mental health.
Location: Acres for Life, Forest Lake, MN; Date/Time: Sunday, March 3rd 10am 3pm

Session 6: Building Your Future (and closing celebration): We will wrap up this year's gsLead cohort with a final learning opportunity, and then a small celebration to reflect on all that we've been through together on this leadership journey!
Location: TBD; Date/Time: Sunday, April 7th

Adult/Youth Ratio:Youth only event, no adults are required to attend. 

Payment details:This event has a minimum deposit.Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Full payment is due by registration close date. 

If you are planning to request financial assistance,please pay the minimum depositwith a credit cardand select Financial Aidas a payment type.After registering, submit yourfinancial assistanceapplication. 

If you are planning to pay using program credits,please pay the minimum depositwith a credit cardand select Program Creditsas a payment type.To submit Program Credits,

Cancellations: See our full Camp and Event Registration and Cancellation Policy at (Updated January 2022) 

The deposit from your cancelled event cannot be transferred, nor refunded. To receive a refund, less the non-transferable/non-refundable deposit, we must receive your cancellation notice by the posted cancellation deadline (30 days prior to the program start date). To cancel your registration, submit the Events & Camp Cancellation Form

Your Questions: If you have questions, please contact us online, by email (, or by phone (800-845-0787).