Girl Scouts

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Girl Scouts Leadership and Management

Tanna Hicks

University of Phoenix

                                                                October 22, 2009

                                                                  Dr. Bob Cook

Girl Scouts Leadership and Management

    The Girl Scout mission reads, “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”   Each member of this organization has done diligent studies to make the Girl Scouts a model for companies excel to the roles of leadership and management.   Often the role of leadership and management are confused.   It is true that both of these styles are similar but they do have differences.   Leadership is the process of social influence in which one person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task.   Management is the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives. Management comprises planning, organizing, staffing, leading, directing, facilitating and controlling or manipulating an organization (a group of one or more people or entities) or effort for the purpose of accomplishing a goal.
    Each of these roles has responsibilities within the organization.   Julietter Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1912; she knew then that dedicated and dynamic leaders were vital to helping girls develop their full potential.   Kathy is the Chief Executive Office of the Girl Scouts of the USA made a commitment to the Girl Scouts to that will the premier leadership development organization for girls.   The organization of Girl Scouts has broken the roles and responsibilities down into simple procedures.   Every board member must attend monthly meetings.   A troop cookie manager must attend a service area training before the sale begins,
collect signed permission slips from all participating girls prior to handing out order cards,
set up the troop and girls in the...