Why Girl Scouts?

Leadership experiences for girls are what make Girl Scouting unique. We help every girl discover who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energies.


Science and Technology. Activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math now account for over half of all Girl Scout awards. And we introduce more girls to inspiring role models in scientific fields than any other organization.

Financial Literacy. Millions of girls now learn their economic ABCs in Girl Scouts. Setting goals, budgeting, and saving are vital life skills. Sooner or later, 90 percent of all women will have to be financially self-sufficient.

Healthy Living. Girl Scout programs recognize that physical health, emotional health, and self-esteem are all connected. We support the “whole girl.” Nine out of ten girls say our uniquely ME! program helps them make positive changes in their lives.

Environmental Leadership. Girl Scouts combines environmental education with community action on a national scale. Last year, girls worked directly with conservationists and scientists to complete environmental service projects in both states.


Global Citizenship. Girl Scouts makes the world smaller and the girl bigger. Through the world’s largest organization of girls, she can have a global impact and a global voice. The Girl Scouts has full consultative status at the United Nations.

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There are many ways to be a Girl Scout. Girls can:

Register individually and participate in council-wide programs and opportunities, or

Join a troop/group with a group of girls and a couple of adults in your area, or

Sign up for Girl Scout program, camp or another pathway of participation.

Girls can join Girl Scouts at different grade–levels, starting with Girl Scout Daisy (grades K-1) and progressing to Girl Scout Brownie (grades 2-3), Girl Scout Junior (grades 4-5), Girl Scout Cadette ( grades 6-8), Girl Scout Senior (grades 9-10), and Girl Scout Ambassador (grades 11-12).

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