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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. 

Call for Girl Board Members

Call for Girl Members of the Board

Do you want to be part of making decisions for our council? Do you want to let someone know that you have an opinion on issues too? Do you want to be an advocate for all Girl Scouts?

If your answers were “YES!” then here’s a great opportunity.

Our current bylaws allow two older Girl Scout representatives to be nominated and serve on the board of directors. Those girls elected will participate with equal voice in the discussion and debate during board of director’s meetings. 

Girls must be 15 years of age or older for this position. Girl Members of the Board of Directors are usually elected at the November board meeting and serve for a term of two years. Attendance at board meetings is expected. The meetings are held quarterly and take place from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on a Saturday. Teleconferencing is available. Attendance at the annual meeting in November is also required. 

Act now!

Fill out this application.

Have the letter of reference (included in the application packet) filled out by your Troop Leader, Assistant Troop Leader, or Service Unit Manager.

Application and reference form must be received in the Albuquerque Council Office no later than June 24, 2016.

 

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

Camp CEO is a three-day camp experience that brings together teenage girls with some of the  state’s most accomplished women executives. The 2016 program, which will take place at Camp Elliott Barker, will provide girls an opportunity to participate in traditional camp activities while networking with and getting career advice from these professional women. The will participate in activities like: personality tests, resume writing, interviewing skills, negotiation skills, budgeting skills, presentation skills, and entrepreneurial skills, ropes course and listening to and learning from each other and their mentors. 

The mentors at Camp CEO could include executives, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and medical professionals. The girls will be paired with a mentor, providing deliberate interaction with the girls and a future connection to women in the community.  The professionals will teach lessons on leadership, teamwork, persistence, and confidence. And the girls will also learn about economic sustainability knowing that 9 out of 10 of them will be solely responsible for their financial well being at some point of their lives. Each aspect of Camp CEO is designed to help build the next generation of leaders.


 

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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.