What is Strategic Learning?
The world has changed since 1912 and the founding of Girl Scouting.
Our commitment to girls and our focus on providing a positive and
quality leadership experience is unwavering. We must provide an
experience that girls need … in a way they want. We must focus our
limited resources of today on what matters most in order to deliver
our promise to girls for the next 100 years.
Girl Scouts of North East Ohio has embarked on a learning-based
process for creating and implementing breakthrough strategies called
Strategic Learning. Led by Board Member Cathy Lippert, this is an
inclusive process, which means volunteers, staff and community members
are encouraged to participate.
We are so proud of the 30 volunteers and staff members who have made
a commitment to making this important plan a reality. Many more of
you will contribute through surveys and focus groups. Together, we
have the answers and the ability to create the strategy that will
serve today’s girls and produce tomorrow’s leaders.
Honoring the history of Girl Scouts of North East Ohio and the
importance of the democratic process and responsibility of customers
and stakeholders to engage and influence the process, communication
will be transparent, mutually respectful, and ongoing.
We believe this the right process at just the right time in our
Council’s history. It will enable us to strengthen our programs and
focus our resources on the most relevant services for our members.
Girl Scouts connects girls to a world of possibilities in a positive
and inclusive, girl led environment. Girls are inspired to discover
their passions and empowered to reach their potential through a proven
leadership development program.
- Increase and diversify sources of funding to enhance financial
- Increase resources and partnerships
- Recognize and fully utilize the talents, skills and abilities
of our adult membership, both volunteers and alumnae, as well as
- Provide enrichment opportunities that are innovative
and flexible to fully realize our mission
Increase girl recruitment and retention
- Focus on target populations (K-5 and low market share)
- Special recruitment focus on grades K-3
retention focus on grades 4-5
- Retain girl members for at
least 3 years
- Communicate a strong case for Girl Scouting, highlighting the
outcomes of the program.
- Offer programs and foster partnerships that create a
meaningful and consistent program experience.
- Leverage technology, such as social media, and other
innovative strategies to bring scouting to girls
excellent customer service at all levels of the organization
- Build a strong council community (unify the council)
- Build on our history - respect and acknowledge our past