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					                                                               Leader
     Prerequisite: Orientation
     Fulfills Council Leadership Agreement Requirement
                                                                             ship Essentials                       Minimum Participants: 5
                                                                                                                                  Cost: FREE
    Leadership Essentials is a session that will help prepare you to effectively facilitate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. By
    the end of this session, you will be able to explain the meaning of the three keys of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience,
    demonstrate how to use resources, including the Journeys with accompanying Adult Guides, and current resources like Badge
    Books and Handbooks. You will be able to facilitate activities so they are girl-led, cooperative and learn-by-doing. We will
    explain how a journey is built on the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience, how to work with the girl book and the adult guide
    at your grade level, and how to customize journeys. Leadership Essentials is required of all new leaders or if a leader is changing
    grade level. Other leaders are encouraged to attend.
    The Daisy F lower Garden is for Girl Scout Daisies and aMAZE is for Girl Scout Cadettes. Each passageway of
                     includes a storybook world grounded in the                            this journey presents girls with opportunities to
                     values of the Girl Scout Law. The girls’ book                         navigate personal relationships in the best and
                     features the story of “Amazing Daisy and the                          most productive ways. As girls twist and turn
                     Daisy Flower Garden,” which engages girls in                          through aMAZE, they gain tips and strategies
                     exploring: Global diversity (people, plants, and                      for creating healthy, long-lasting friendships.
                     languages); Plant facts, the environment, and                         Along the journey, Cadettes make “peace kits”
                     caring for the land and Girl Scout history and                        to collect the most useful relationship tips and
    the values of the Girl Scout Law. On this journey, Daisies earn                        skills. Cadettes can earn three awards. The adult
    three awards and their fun keepsake is a bracelet adorned with guide offers plans for an eight-session journey, suggestions
    characters from the storybook garden. The adult guide offers for expanding aMAZE into an even longer experience, tips for
    plans for a six-session journey and tips and ideas for expanding talking about relationship issues with girls, and much more.
    the experience over more sessions.
                                                                         GIRLtopia is for Girl Scout Seniors. This journey invites
    The Brownie Quest is for Girl Scout Brownies who are                                   girls to envision an ideal world—for girls.
                       about to set off on a quest to find three very                      Girls get the facts on why the world needs a
                       important keys. You’ll know exactly what these                      GIRLtopia and then they begin to imagine a
                       keys are (the keys to leadership!), but the girls                   society that consistently respects their needs,
                       will discover them along the way. During the                        values, and interests. On this journey, Seniors
                       Quest, the Brownies will meet some special                          can earn the Girl Scout Senior Visionary Award.
                       new Brownie friends who team up to save a                           The adult guide offers plans for an eight-session
                       tree family. Their story serves as a springboard                    journey and suggestions for how to customize
                       for the real Brownies to choose their own Take the experience in partnership with girls, including overnight
    Action Project. On the Quest, Brownies earn three awards and retreats and sharing GIRLtopia visions and Take Action Projects
    their fun keepsake is a necklace that features keys and a lock. with other groups of Girl Scouts.
    The adult guide offers detailed plans for a six-session journey Your Voice, Your World, The Power of Advocacy is for Girl
    with a closing ceremony as the seventh session.                                       Scout Ambassadors. This journey engages
    Agent of Change is for Girl Scout Juniors where they create                         girls to become advocates in their communities.
                    a circle of fun and friendship. They discover a                     The Ambassadors use their values to choose
                    deeper understanding of themselves, build                           an issue they care about and then learn an
                    on that to discover how powerful they are as a                      eight-step process for advocating on that issue.
                    team and then realize the added strength they                       Ambassadors network to identify VIPs who can
                    gain by reaching out to the wider community.                        influence change. The girls then speak out for
                    Juniors earn three awards: the power of                             that change by making their pitch to the VIPs.
                    one, the power of team, and the power of             Throughout the journey, the girls will develop valuable life-long
    community. Their keepsake is a bracelet. The adult guide offers      leadership skills such as: problem-solving, research, networking,
    plans for a seven-session journey, tips for stretching out the       persuasive speaking and consensus-building. The adult guide
    experience even longer as time and interest permits, tips for        offers plans for a seven-session journey and includes coaching
    how to customize the journey with the girls, adding on trips,        tips they need to guide Ambassadors along this rich and
    and getting outdoors.                                                rewarding journey.
    Program Level Key
    D=Girl Scout Daisy B=Girl Scout Brownie J=Girl Scout Junior C=Girl Scout Cadette S=Girl Scout Senior A=Girl Scout Ambassador

    *Please note, for your convenience Leadership Essentials are listed by town.

      TOWN, STATE            DAY            DATE                TIME                           LOCATION                      AGE LEVEL
                                                                                        Family Table Restaurant
        Atlantic, IA          Thu          Mar. 12          6:30 - 9:30 pm                                                        All
                                                                                           609 West 7th St.
                                                                                     First United Methodist Church
        Clarinda, IA          Wed          Mar. 11          7:00 - 9:00 pm                                                        All
                                                                                        223 West Washington St.
                                                                                                   TBA
         Clarion, IA          Tue           Feb. 24         6:30 - 9:30 pm                                                       D, B
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 TOWN, STATE          DAY      DATE            TIME                    LOCATION                  AGE LEVEL
                            Changed to                        Council Bluffs Leadership Center
Council Bluffs, IA    Thu     Feb. 19      6: 00 - 9:00 pm                                           All
                            Feb. 26                                   526 Third Street
                                                              Council Bluffs Leadership Center
Council Bluffs, IA    Tue     Mar. 17      6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            All
                                                                      526 Third Street
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu      Jan. 8      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            B
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Tue      Jan. 13     6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            J
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu      Jan. 15     6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            C
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Tue      Jan. 20     6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            D
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Tue      Feb. 3      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                           S, A
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu      Feb. 5    9:00 am – 12:00 pm                                          D
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Wed     Feb. 18      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            J
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Mon     Feb. 23      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            C
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu     Feb. 26    9:00 am - 12:00 pm                                          B
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu      Mar. 5      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                           S, A
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Mon      Mar. 9    9:00 am – 12:00 pm                                          J
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Tue      Apr. 7      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            B
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Wed     Apr. 15      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            J
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu     Apr. 23      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            C
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Tue     Apr. 28      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                           S, A
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu     Apr. 30      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            B
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Mon      May 4       6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            J
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Wed      May 6     9:00 am – 12:00 pm                                          C
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu      May 7       6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            B
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Mon      Aug. 3      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            B
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Wed      Aug. 5    9:00 am – 12:00 pm                                          J
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Tue     Aug. 11      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            C
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Thu     Aug. 13      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                           S, A
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
                                                               Girl Scout Leadership Center
 Des Moines, IA       Wed     Aug. 19      6:30 – 9:30 pm                                            D
                                                                   10715 Hickman Road
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     TOWN, STATE             DAY        DATE          TIME                    LOCATION                 AGE LEVEL
                                                                   Hampton United Methodist Church
      Hampton, IA            Mon        Feb. 16   6:30 - 9:30 pm                                        J, C, S, A
                                                                          100 Central Ave E
                                                                              Edgewood
      Iowa Falls, IA         Thu        Feb. 19   6:30 - 9:30 pm                                          D, B
                                                                            719 River Drive
                                     Changed to                       St. John’s Lutheran Church
        LeMars, IA           Thu       Feb. 19    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                         D, B, J
                                     Feb. 12                                201 1st Ave NW
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Mason City, IA         Tue        Jan. 27   6:30 - 9:30 pm                                          D, B
                                                                             601 S Illinois Ave
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Mason City, IA         Thu        Jan. 29   6:30 – 9:30 pm                                        J, C, S, A
                                                                             601 S Illinois Ave
                                                                     Missouri Valley Public Library
    Missouri Valley, IA      Thu        Mar. 19   6:30 - 9:30 pm                                           All
                                                                         119 North 5th Street
                                                                            Moville City Hall
        Moville, IA          Thu        Mar. 12   6:00 - 9:00 pm                                         D, B, J
                                                                             21 W Main St.
                                                                    Indian Hills Community College
      Ottumwa, IA            Mon        Mar. 16   6:00 – 9:00 pm   Rural Health Edu Center - Bldg 21        J
                                                                           655 Indian Hills Dr
                                                                    Indian Hills Community College
      Ottumwa, IA            Tue        Mar. 31   6:00 – 9:00 pm   Rural Health Edu Center - Bldg 21      D, B
                                                                           655 Indian Hills Dr
                                                                         First Christian Church
       Red Oak, IA           Mon        Jan. 19   7:00 - 9:00 pm                                           All
                                                                         1909 East Summit St.
                                                                      Sioux Center Public Library
     Sioux Center, IA        Tue        Feb. 24   6:00 - 9:00 pm                                         D, B, J
                                                                           102 S. Main Ave.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Tue        Feb. 3    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            B
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Thu        Feb. 5    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            J
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Mon        Feb. 9    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            D
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Thu        Feb. 19   6:00 - 9:00 pm                                         C, S, A
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Tue        Mar. 3    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            J
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Thu        Mar. 5    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            D
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Mon        Mar. 9    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            B
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Mon        Apr. 6    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            J
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Tue        Apr. 7    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            D
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                      Girl Scout Leadership Center
      Sioux City, IA         Thu        Apr. 9    6:00 - 9:00 pm                                            B
                                                                             1515 Zenith Dr.
                                                                           1st Baptist Church
     Webster City, IA        Mon        Feb. 16   6:30 - 9:30 pm                                         C, S, A
                                                                            543 Division St.
                                                                      Wesley Community Center
        Wesley, IA           Mon        Feb. 9    6:30 - 9:30 pm                                          D, B
                                                                            205 Main Ave


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