AYOL - Authoring Your Own Life
We invite you to join us in a journey of discovery and heartfelt conversation among women.
  • May 30 – June 1, 2014
  • Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center – Carefree, AZ
  • $75 per person (scholarship assistance is available – lodging available for an additional fee)

What is AYOL?
Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is dedicated to building girls  of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We believe that every person comes with a unique gift to give in her lifetime, something that she alone is uniquely equipped to express. The AYOL program is about discovering that unique gift by way of discovering self. A strong sense of self creates the basis for meaningful connection with peers and community. Self-awareness gives rise to thoughtful action, proceeding out of one’s core values and purpose. AYOL is structured to immerse participants in personal and collective practices that support the development of strong, self-aware leaders, within the Girl Scout community.


Authoring Your Own Life invites you to:

  • Step out of your usual environment and slow down the habitual rhythms of daily living
  • Dedicate uninterrupted time and attention to exploring your own leadership story
  • Operate from a place of unconditional acceptance and non-judgment of self and others
  • Learn to interact within a trusted community and to build authentic relationships with peers.
  • Experience self-reflection that can help you lead from your own inner compass.
  • See your own life more richly through the stories of others.

By doing so, you will gain skills and knowledge that will assist you in helping girls discern how to:
  • Pursue their own independent and unique identity
  • Follow their own authentic personal calling
  • And be a leader in their own lives and the world

We invite you to join us in a journey of discovery and heartfelt conversation among women.

Please contact Robin Haney at 602-452-7048 for additional information.


Registration is available online!