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Girls Go Beyond

Being true to your best self is the way of Girl Scouts where developing a strong inner compass is what our program is all about. We help girls discover their personal power and build skills to turn power into a lifetime of meaning, service and leadership.

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council seeks to reflect the community we serve and we’re committed to building our community by ensuring that every girl, everywhere has the opportunity to participate. Today, too many girls are at risk of losing their way, so our Girls Go Beyond program supports girls as they take action to make their communities a better place.

In addition to serving girls through traditional volunteer-led troops, the Girls Go Beyond outreach program focuses on increasing participation in Girl Scouts among girls in at-risk environments, rural communities or underserved or emerging populations.


Girls Go Beyond

  • Reaches nearly 3,000 girls annually who would not otherwise be able to participate in Girl Scouts.
  • Reaches schools in our 8-county footprint that have after-school programs and those that do not.
  • Operates on a trimester schedule – Fall, Winter/Spring, Summer – to serve as many girls as possible.

We’re always looking for more partners, so please contact us if you are interested in participating.


Power of Girls

Power of Girls focuses on having a lasting impact through projects that provide educational and character building elements. Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council has offered the program since 2001 and continues to serve girls today. Through Power of Girls, we provide Girl Scouts with an opportunity to discuss relevant topics and engage in activities to build self-esteem, character, leadership and life skills.

The program targets leadership and self-esteem training toward middle school girls as we seek to develop a diverse group of 7th grade girls who are neither outperforming nor underperforming, who may not be involved in extracurricular activities and are thus more likely to “fall between the cracks.”

Mentoring that matters.

Mentoring is a critical component of Power of Girls, so two adult volunteers are assigned to mentor each team of 12 girls. Mentors remain with the team and serve as positive role models for the duration of the program. In addition, approximately 20 Junior Mentors assist in the program.


Power of Girls participants meet every other month throughout the school year to focus on initiatives important to every G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk taker, leader) ™. At the end of the program, girls are celebrated at their graduation, focused on recognizing everything they have accomplished. Parents, school staff, mentors and past participants come together to celebrate the girls.