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GSLI girls pictured with The Richards Group founder, Stan Richards.

Leadership Institute (GSLI)

The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) equips high school girls to pursue higher education and exposes them to a variety of career opportunities through corporate visits and access to female role models that empower them to positively impact their communities now and in the future.

Summer is here, and even though we aren’t currently offering in-person programming, exciting options still exist for our older girls. Please see below for programs coming soon:

Virtual College Knowledge Badge Workshops (June-July)

June 15, 17, 29; July 1, 13, 15
3-4 p.m., $15 for all sessions

Join us for a series of online sessions to earn the College Knowledge badge. Facilitated by some of our young alumnae Gold Award Girl Scouts, the sessions will help older Girl Scouts learn what to consider about your college selection,  the admissions process, finances,  standardized  tests, resumes and essays. 

Sessions will be interactive with girls having time to ask questions throughout. Girls must attend a minimum of 4 of the 6 sessions to earn the badge. If this requirement is met, GXNETX will provide the badge. The financial session will be available to both girls and their parents, specific date to be determined from ones listed above. A special session for 2020 high school graduates and incoming high school seniors will provide girls with the opportunity to ask the experts how to prepare for college in the fall. 

Topic areas could include but are not limited to: dorm living, roommates, student organizations Greek life, mental health, internships, study abroad programs, and academics.

Click here to register.

Questions? Contact


Ericsson Virtual Job Career Panel (June 16)

June 16,  4-5 p.m.

Interested in different career paths with Ericsson, one of our corporate partners? Join us on June 16 to listen to a panel of Ericsson employees from areas such as  engineering, sales, marketing and data analytics. Q&A opportunities included. 

If you  are interested, please email Once the link is available, it will be sent out with registration information.  

Virtual Job Shadowing (dates vary)

Virtually shadow a job you might be interested in pursuing! Just as girls transitioned to remote-school earlier this spring, many companies have transitioned to remotely doing their jobs!

This is an opportunity for girls to connect with a professional for a couple hours to see what they do and how they are doing their job virtually.  Options include The Department of Homeland Security, Dallas, Texas Instruments, Dallas Zoo Animal Hospital, Intuit, and If/Then. More options will be added as they become available.

If interested in participating, please complete our interest form. We will then use your interests to match you with the various opportunities. An email will be sent with your match and further instructions. 


Career Exploration

Career Exploration events gives girls an opportunity to learn about various occupations and their "fit" with her unique career preferences, e.g. the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career. To be placed on a waiting list, or to cancel, please contact Gerri Gordon at


Job Shadowing

Job shadowing offers girls the chance to learn about a particular occupation or profession as she accompanies employees throughout their day-to-day work schedule.  Follow the link to see the opportunities and to register in ebiz.  Please remember that we expect you as Girl Scouts to honor your commitment to these opportunities, once registered, barring a family emergency or illness.  Failure to follow these guidelines may result in cancellations of other opportunities you have registered for.  Questions, contact Gerri Gordon at