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Older Girl Programming

As girls grow with Girl Scouts, they have increasing opportunities to expand their leadership potential. Through the older girl programs, we strive to keep Cadette, Senior, and Ambassadors engaged in Girl Scouts, by offering more adventurous, extensive, focused, and engaging opportunities. 

Girl Scouts has provided me with many benefits over the years, mostly in the form of friendship, fun, leadership, and commitment.   

Jessica, 12 year old Girl Scout

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Camp CEO

Winter Camp CEO: Event Summary
December 3, 2016 9 am - 5 pm 
Girl Scout Office, Albuquerque (4000 Jefferson Plaza NE)

In December of 2016 the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, Inc, hosted and facilitated a special winter session of the Camp CEO program. The Camp CEO program helps prepare high school age girls for their pursuits in young adulthood - including college and the start of their professional careers - by bringing adult mentors who have extensive experience in business, science, and education fields to the girls. Together, they engage in presentations and activities designed to teach important life skills not often covered in standard education curricula, such as: writing effective resumes, negotiating a salary, budgeting, and entrepreneurship.

Girls responded that they now had higher levels in confidence in:

  • job searching
  • interviewing
  • resume writing
  • negotiation

What did the girls learn? 

“I discovered that I was very quick on my feet and could adapt quickly.”

“(I discovered that I need to) be more patient
and listen to people and their needs more.”

“Change the resume up for the job you want.”

“Resumes are you marketing yourself.”

“What you decide to do in college
doesn’t have to define your whole career.”

“A bit of focused listening, confidence,
and enthusiasm in an interview goes a long way.”

“A budget can help you manage your finances
so you can be more independent.”

For more information about Camp CEO, contact Vanessa Wheeler at 505.923.2525 or email vwheeler@nmgirlscouts.org


 

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Girl Scout Destinations are the ultimate adventure for individual girls ages 11 and older. With different trips every year, there’s something amazing for everyone to experience. Girls make friends from all over the country, traveling with Girl Scouts from different states, seeing and learning new things. Destinations give girls the opportunity to collect inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories.

London to Lucerne

Three European cities. Two WAGGGS Centres. One amazing tour. Girl Scouts will experience the best of both worlds as incredible adventures take them through the bustling streets of Lond, the museums of Paris, and high up into the Swiss Alps. Contact Vanessa Wheeler at vwheeler@nmgirlscouts.org or check out the EF Tours website for more information. 

London, Paris, Florence & Rome

Big Ben strikes the hour in London where you can discover the royal legacy of this historic city. With the Eiffel Tower as your backdrop, pose with your Girl Scout sisters in the fashion capital of Paris. Next up experience some of the world's finest art in the Italian jewels of Florence and Rome.  Contact Vanessa Wheeler at vwheeler@nmgirlscouts.org or check out the EF Tours website for more information. 

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High Adventure Art in the Land of Enchantment

Last summer, GSNMT hosted a Destination for Girl Scouts from across the country.  These Girl Scouts learned the art of photography while being immersed in art, culture, and adventure in the Southwest.  These adventure and culture-loving girls spent ten days in northern New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment.  Their base camp was Camp Elliott Barker, where they learned and practiced photography techniques, challenged themselves on the ropes course, and took day trips, rafting the Rio Grande, rock climbing at Tres Piedras, and horseback riding in Red River.

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Babysitting Classes

American Red Cross Babysitting Classes will give you all the tools you need to learn to be an amazing babysitter!  Learn "sitter survival" secrets, tips for how to find a job near you, and learn how to care for babies, toddlers and kids up to 10 years old. Learn what to do in an emergency and how to make playtime fun for those you are babysitting!

Prerequisite: First Aid/CPR Certification.
Cost: $15 per girl
Open to girls 12 years old and older