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Outcomes Measurement Studies and Tools
As Girl Scouting moves into the new millennium it brings with it a renewed focus on leadership with its New Leadership Experience for girls. This new model of leadership is one which reflects the leadership definitions and aspirations of girls today. It is also one which requires on-going, comprehensive efforts to measure the impact of the New Leadership Experience, determine modifications as needed, and communicate to all of our audiences how girls are benefiting from Girl Scouting.
This seminal body of work surrounding the new model stands on a strong tradition of outcomes evaluation in Girl Scouting. While reflective of some of the outcomes measured across the previous decade, it incorporates many more—15 in all—through its Discover-Connect-Take Action framework and brings to the fore how Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character in this new age.
Our outcomes measurement studies of the past have assessed the impact of the Girl Scout program nationally, locally, and with specific initiatives. The below publications and tool kits have provided local Girl Scout councils with instruments for measuring the outcomes of the Girl Scout experience—sports, group, and resident camping—over the last decade. They have helped answer the question, Is Girl Scouting really making a difference?
These publications continue to be valuable tools for organizations in the youth sports, youth development, and resident camping fields.
To order print copies of these publications, email the Girl Scout Research Institute or call (800) GSUSA 4 U.