Introducing “GEMS for G.I.R.L.s” from Girls Empowered by Mountain Shepherd (GEMS) and Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council!

This unique set of experiences for Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors combines the four Girl Scout Program Pillars with the backcountry survival skills and “frontcountry” personal development opportunities of the Girls Empowered by Mountain Shepherd program.

Excited? We are, too! You may be wondering: What do GEMS and G.I.R.L.s have in common?
Where do we begin?! GEMS are courageous, confident, and compassionate leaders who embrace their unique personalities, express their thoughts and feelings, encourage others, and empower themselves and each other through outdoor adventures. Girl Scouts are empowered to “unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)” through the discovery of “life skills, STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship.”

Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors have the opportunity to complete a series of four interval weekend camps during the school year and one week-long summer camp to earn several badges, including the four-piece GEMS for G.I.R.L.s badge! Each series is tailored to each age group’s goals, Badges, and Journeys.

To read more about and register for the first weekend experience, click on your desired age group below.

GEMS for G.I.R.L.s Cadette Weekend #1
for Girl Scouts in grades 6-8

GEMS for G.I.R.L.s Senior Weekend #1
for Girl Scouts in grades 9 and 10

GEMS for G.I.R.L.s Ambassador Weekend #1
for Girl Scouts in grades 11 and 12

This exciting opportunity is designed for Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council – if you are a scout in another council, you are most welcome to join us! Not a Girl Scout yet? Each weekend registration page includes a “Become a Girl Scout” section for girls who are ready to become G.I.R.L.s and GEMS!

Questions? Contact