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Take the Lead

What is Take the Lead?

Take the Lead is the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania’s signature fundraising event honoring our community’s most distinguished women whose leadership and professional achievements make the world a better place. Girl Scouts of all ages produce this unique leadership program and develop the skills necessary to become the future leaders of tomorrow. A true highlight of the Girl Scout experience, Take the Lead enables girls to forge long-lasting, valuable mentorships with honorees and connect directly with their community.


Girls: Participate in Take the Lead 2018!

Apply to be a girl participant using our Program/Event Registration System. Choose the girl leadership opportunity you are most interested in. Cost of the program is $5/girl. *Includes Girl Scout Way badge for each age level, Take the Lead patch and rocker, snack and lunch at training, snack at rehearsal, and dinner at Take the Lead event. Girls will also complete other badge requirements which will be noted in the training confirmation email.

Check out the roles below and apply here!

Emcee: Grades 10-12

Be a LEADER and grab the mic and take the stage! Narrate the program and get the crowd on its feet.

Presenter: Grades 10-12

Be a RISK-TAKER by breaking out your notebook and preparing your best questions. Interview a Take the Lead honoree and present her award at the event. 

Campership Auction Lead: Grades 10-12

As an INNOVATOR, share your camp experience with the crowd and help lead a live auction to help send sister Girl Scouts to camp!

Girl Co-Chairs*: Grades 11-12

Step up and be a LEADER at Take the Lead! Join the GSEP Take the Lead team of staff members as you help plan and facilitate Take the Lead training, attend and report on the Girl Experience at two Take the Lead committee meetings, and lend a hand during event day. * Prerequisite: Prior Emcee and/or Presenter.


Chorus Lead Grades 6-8

Do you have a special interest in music and are you looking for a new leadership role? Warm up those vocal chords and help lead the chorus. 

Girl Photographer: Grades 9-12

Do you have an eye for photography? As a GO-GETTER, you can help us capture all of the unforgettable memories. (Camera and equipment not provided). 

Social Media Girl Expert

Have you mastered Instagram and Twitter? We want YOU to be a leader and help us spread the work about Take the Lead! 

Color Guard: Grades 4-12

Represent GSEP as a LEADER in this ceremonial tradition to honor and respect the United States flag. Additionally, welcome guests and recognize our amazing sponsors!

Greeter & Usher: Grades 4-8

Show off your Girl Scout hospitality as a GO-GETTER, while welcoming and directing guests throughout the event. Additionally, you’ll get to recognize our amazing sponsors!

Raffle & Campership Rover

Are you a #CookieBoss? If so, this role is right for you! Be an INNOVATOR and come up with your best pitch to sell raffle tickets. You’ll also engage with the audience during our live campership auction.

Chorus: Grades 2-8

Be a GO-GETTER and warm up those vocal chords! Join your friends on stage to sing opening and closing songs. Additionally, you’ll get to recognize our amazing sponsors!

Mark Your Calendar!

Check out all the required training days for each Take the Lead event below.

NEW: Take the Lead Leadership Training Day

Sunday, December 10, 1-5PM at Camp Laughing Waters

Join your sister Girl Scouts who are in other leadership roles and participating in any of the three Take the Lead events for an afternoon of leadership training. We’ll be joined by experts in public speaking, interviewing, business etiquette, and much more. Learn how to present yourself with confidence as you prepare to take to the stage! This training is mandatory for Emcee, Presenter, Campership Auction Lead, Girl Co-Chairs, and Chorus Lead.

All girls MUST participate in their Event’s Training AND Rehearsal prior to their selected Take the Lead Event! If you cannot participate in your event’s training date, please email to sign up for the training at another location. No shows will be removed from the program and girl transfers will not be permitted.

Take the Lead Greater Philadelphia Dates
  •  Lead Girl Interviews- November 6, 4-8PM at Shelly Ridge Service Center
  •  Girl Training*- Date and Location to be determined

*Mandatory for Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, Raffle Rover, and Chorus

  • Rehearsal- Sunday, February 25, 2018, 1pm at Hyatt at the Bellevue
  • Event-Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Hyatt at the Bellevue
Take the Lead Berks County Dates
  •  Lead Girl Interviews- November 9, 4-8PM at Location TBD
  •  Girl Training*- Saturday, March 3, 9am-1pm at Penske

*Mandatory for Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, Raffle Rover, and Chorus

  • Rehearsal- Sunday, March 25, 2018, 1pm at DoubleTree Hotel, Reading
  • Event-Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at DoubleTree Hotel, Reading
Take the Lead Lehigh Valley Dates
  •  Lead Girl Interviews- November 14, 4-8PM at Lehigh Valley Service Center
  • Girl Training*- Saturday, March 10, 9am-1pm at PPL Walbert, Allentown

SNOWDATE: Saturday, March 17, 9am-1pm at PPL Walbert, Allentown

*Mandatory for Photographer, Social Media, Color Guard, Greeter & Usher, Raffle Rover, and Chorus

  • Rehearsal- Sunday, April 8 or April 15, 2018 at Sands Events 
  • Event-Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Sands Event Center


Thank you for attending our 2017 Take the Lead events! It was truly a memorable year for all three local celebrations of women in leadership, and it was inspiring to welcome so many friends, supporters, and members of the communities we serve. Together, we are building girls of courage, confidence and character, who are making our world a better place.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania would especially like to thank the following corporations and organizations for their generous sponsorship support of our 2017 Take the Lead events.

Greater Philadelphia

A special thank you to 2017 Co-Chairs Ann Thornton Field & Kathy Killian and the entire Greater Philadelphia Take the Lead event committee!




Independence Blue Cross


Comcast NBC10 Telemundo 62 Comcast Spectacor


Carol and Stephen S. Aichele
BioClinica, Inc.
Canon Solutions America Inc.
Diversified Search
Gordon + Rees
Jane Scaccetti, C.P.A.
The Leslie Miller and Richard Worley Foundation
Philadelphia Phillies
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
TD Bank Suburban PA & DE
Temple University Health System
Vault Communications, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Click here to view photos from our March 7 event at Hyatt at The Bellevue!

Berks County

A special thank you to 2017 Co-Chairs Nancy Anderson & Michael Duff and the entire Berks County Take the Lead event committee!


East Penn Manufacturing Co., Inc.
Jerlyn Foundation


Boscov’s, Inc.
Helen S. Breidegam
Breidegam Family Foundation
UGI Energy Services, Inc.

Carpenter Technology
Customers Bank
Mike and Diane Duff
M&T Bank
Toni and Chris Miller
Penske Truck Leasing
PF Foundation
Reading Eagle Company
Stevens & Lee
UGI Utilities, Inc.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

Click here to view photos from our March 30th event at Crowne Plaza Reading!

Lehigh Valley

A special thank you to 2017 Co-Chairs Ashley & Joseph Russo and the entire Lehigh Valley Take the Lead event committee!

Air Products
Capital BlueCross
Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

PPL Corporation

Burns & MCDonnell
Dual Temp Company
Jingoli Power
Miller Bros.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Quanta Services

Click here to view photos from our April 25th event at the Sands Event Center Bethlehem!

Interested in becoming a 2018 Take the Lead sponsor? Please contact Julia Dougherty, by calling 215.564.2030, ext. 1045 or email