Girl Scouts is the oldest organization for girls designed to support their personal leadership journey.
We support their exploration, decision making process and support girls being the best leader they can be as they plan their futures. We know if a girl grows to be a strong woman, she will build a strong family, who in turn will contribute to building strong communities.
A recent study found that girls in New Mexico face significant obstacles in comparison to girls in other states. Some of these obstacles include:
- Only 12 percent of girls feel “very confident” making financial decisions, though the majority of girls recognize the importance of becoming financially independent.
- Nearly 30 percent of girls reported some sort of bullying or aggression from their peers, behaviors that can have lasting effects on a girl’s standing within her peer group and can be damaging to her self-esteem.
- New Mexico girls rank 48th in the nation on an overall index of well-being; a measurement that demonstrates risk to our girls’ physical health and safety, economic well-being, education, and emotional health.
Recognizing that our girls in New Mexico face these obstacles, the Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails created a program called Camp CEO to give high school-aged girls the tools and support to be successful as they become young adults.
Camp CEO is a three-day camp experience that brings together teen girls with some of the area’s most accomplished women. The program will take place at Camp Elliott Barker, providing girls a chance to participate in traditional camp activities while getting to know and getting career advice from mentors.
Each girl will be paired with their own mentor. The mentors at Camp CEO include female community leaders, women who are established in their careers.
Topics include leadership, teamwork, budgeting, decision making, and confidence.
Through our Camp CEO program, we give girls the support and opportunity to discover more about themselves, to explore possible careers, and have access to positive female role models.
We believe this support is vital and gives high school-aged girls the confidence and courage to make informed life choices. Statistics show that girls benefit significantly through positive female role models, mentorship, and exposure to various choices, options, and possibilities for their future.
Camp CEO aims to help build the next generation of leaders!
We still have space available for girls in 10th-12th grade. The cost is free. The event is July 31-Aug. 2 at Camp Elliott Barker in Angel Fire. Apply soon while space remains!
Apply now to invest in YOUR future!