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GS adVENTUREs take Girl Scouts on an entrepreneurship journey from idea to business!

Combining the existing Girl Scouts curriculum, with design thinking activities, business education, and hands-on learning experiences, GS adVENTUREs expands the entrepreneurship experience into a fluid and flexible program perfect for older Girl Scouts. A Girl Scout Leadership Experience unlike any other, participants walk away with confidence, new entrepreneurship skills, and business-creation experience.

Program Objectives

  • Think like an entrepreneur—ethically, sustainably, and globally
  • Connect with local mentors and experts
  • Create a business plan using teamwork
  • Pitch your business idea to a panel of local entrepreneurs
  • Learn to see mistakes and failures as a positive chance for growth

GS adVENTUREs Requirements

  • Be in the 7th through 12th grade as of August 2023
  • Live in Tucson OR have reliable transportation to ALL MEETINGS—including team meetings outside of regular program time
  • Commit to the GS adVENTUREs process, and be willing to be uncomfortable, make mistakes, and think WAY outside the box
  • Follow the Girl Scouts Promise and Law and the Girl Scouts safety guidelines
  • Keep an open mind and have fun


GS adVENTUREs Program Pathways


The Girl Scouts GS adVENTUREs participants (Adventurers) will go through the design thinking process, from identifying a problem to solving it with a business idea. In teams, based on age, participants will have the fall semester to create a business plan and prepare a pitch presentation for a Shark Tank style panel.

  • August 2023–December 2023
  • All meetings are in-person and are held at Angel’s Place from 5:30-7 PM – unless otherwise noted

Anyone who completes GS adVENTUREs 101 have the option to continue on to GS adVENTUREs Pro in the spring. Pro allows the Adventurers to take their 101 projects through the materialization stages:

  • Prototype
  • Iteration
  • Testing
  • Implementation
adVENTUREs Mindset Workshop

As part of our new GS adVENTUREs entrepreneurship program, GSSOAZ is offering the adVENTUREs Mindset Workshop to introduce older Girl Scouts to the entrepreneurial mindset. 

The goal of adVENTUREs Mindset workshops is to plant the seed of entrepreneurial thinking using problem-solving games and relatable activities. This 3-hour workshop sets a baseline of entrepreneurial knowledge and introduces Girl Scouts to a worldview that may be new to them.

The adVENTUREs Mindset Workshop is perfect for Girl Scouts who:

  • Plan to participate in the next GS adVENTUREs pilot
  • Have questions about GS adVENTUREs (and entrepreneurship in general)
  • Want to have an edge in the next Cookie Season
  • Love exploring something new!

There are four opportunities to experience the adVENTUREs Mindset Workshop, but each one is the SAME workshop. Sign up for the one that fits your busy schedule! This program is for Cadettes, Seniors, Ambassadors.



GS adVENTURE participation applications are due August 5th—space is limited! Accepted applicants will receive the official registration form.

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Ready to lead future changemakers?

GS adVENTUREs mentors have the amazing experience of watching these budding entrepreneurs learn and grow while guiding them along the way! Elevate the next generation of entrepreneurs, by utilizing your own unique skills and experiences. Be a guiding hand on a path that has too few.

Mentors are local entrepreneurs with a variety of business backgrounds and experiences who have chosen to volunteer their time. All mentors go through specialized training that includes basic Girl Scout safety information. They are expected to:

  • Abide by the Girl Scout Volunteer Code of Conduct
  • Follow the safety ratios and rules found in the most current GSUSA Safety Activity Checkpoints
  • Agree to a full background check

Step up to lend your experience and expertise to future entrepreneurs! Mentor applications are due August 1st!

Questions? Contact Allyson at!