Enroll in Girl Scout Leadership Institute


Today’s blog is brought to you by Kathleen Baylis, Girl Leadership Specialist with GSNI. You can reach her at 815-962-5591, Ext. 7156, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Girls, have you wanted to develop your leadership skills, travel, and make the world a better place? Do you care about the issues of teen violence, healthy relationships, basic needs such as hunger, poverty, homelessness, and natural disaster relief, inclusion/diversity, self-image/body image, education, and the status of women? Then you should consider applying to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI). GSLI is held in conjunction with the Girl Scout National Convention, October 16–19, in Salt Lake City, Utah.


At GSLI, you will:

  • get the latest information on their chosen issues from experts in the field
  • work together on solutions with girls from around the globe
  • learn techniques for innovation, advocacy, and planning
  • return home ready to make a specific impact in your communities and council


The GSLI experience will give you the opportunity to make new friends, develop important skills, learn about new planning processes, and take advantage of a support system that will be there to meet your needs—all in a fun and engaging way.


GSNI can send a team of up to 10 girls to GSLI. Girls must be 14 years old or older by October 16, 2014. Interested girls should fill out the application here. Please submit it to me by May 8, 2014. You can e-mail the application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or mail it to Kathleen Baylis, GSNI, 2820 McFarland Road, Rockford, Illinois 61117.


Still trying to decide if you might want to go? Visit http://convention.girlscouts.org/girl-scout-leadership-institute/ to learn more!