Making a difference. Press play with Girl Scouts and watch her confidence soar. What is Girl Scouts? Why do families love us? Girl Scouts is a way of life that brings out the best in your girl, even in the most challenging of times.
How does it work? Groups of Girl Scouts, called troops, typically meet weekly or biweekly for an hour or two. Guided by adult volunteers—often parents and caregivers—girls select exciting hands-on activities and projects, try new things, and cheer each other on. Check out our values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. When can I get started? Is your girl ready to let her best self shine and create the world she wants to see?
Select the extended-year option when ing up, then decide how to kick off your Girl Scout experience. Your local Girl Scout council will be so excited to welcome you and your girl!
What are the membership requirements for girls? Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any girl who:. What are the membership requirements for adults? Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any adult who:.
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What do Girl Scouts do? Most girls participate with a group of girls of about the same age, known as a troopthat is organized by adult volunteers. In a troop, girls earn badges for each new skill they learn and challenge they overcome.
Badges are grouped into four areas—outdoors, entrepreneurship, STEM science, technology, engineering, and mathand life skills. Girls can also participate in events held by their Girl Scout council and go to camp. As girls enter middle school, they can dig deep into what interests them—they might learn to code, make a PSA, travel to new places, or go on an outdoor adventure.
Did we mention the potential for earning college scholarships? Learn more about the different ways to participate. Girls can still earn badges; build new skills; participate in virtual events; help their communities through safe service projects; learn how to protect the environment; explore STEM ; and more.
What Girl Scout activities are most popular? Looking for something else? Girl Scouts also lets girls build a unique experience around their own specific interests.
Her experience will look different for the time being, but it will remain unique, enriching, and life-changing. What is the best age for a girl to Girl Scouts?
Any age is a good age to become a Girl Scout! We offer programs for girls from kindergarten through high school. Learn more about Girl Scouts by age group or grade level. We will continue to adapt as the situation evolves. Is there anything for former Girl Scouts to do as an adult?
When can we ? Right now! In fact, it's always a good time to Girl Scouts. before the new school year, or any time that works best for your family. How much does it cost to Girl Scouts? Girl Scouts is a great value! Your girl can also start her Girl Scout adventure now through an extended-year membership.
Your local council may require a service fee. Optional costs may also include a Girl Scout uniform and program fees for select activities. What about safety? Safety is a top priority for Girl Scouts. All activities are supervised, and we provide our volunteers with top-notch training and program resources.
We also follow comprehensive safety guidelines tailored to individual activities and girls' ages. We are also working hard to ensure that girls stay safe online. Different types of virtual events will have different protocols that keep girls safe, such as only identifying girls by first name and requiring registration or passwords to.
Plus, the names of the attendees are not shared with the audience, and access to registration information is limited to GSUSA and local council staff only. Each troop can also set its own safety practices for online troop meetings. How do I her up? It's easy! Can parents and adults volunteer? Be her cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping her develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Right now, you can also volunteer virtually and keep girls engaged and inspired in challenging times.
Volunteer today. What she gets from ing Girl Scouts Girl Scouts are happy and confident, and they thrive on new adventures and experiences. A Girl Scout knows she's having fun, but you'll know she's also gaining:.
Important financial literacy skills math, anyone? Girls become more empowered as they move through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a data-driven approach to what girls do and how they do it. Every Girl Scout experience is girl-led and focuses on cooperative hands-on learning. Underneath the fun, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience benefits girls in five important ways:. Whether you want to start a new troop for your girl and her friends, an existing troop, or have questions.
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