What is Girl Scouting?
Girl Scouting is fun, but it's so much more than that. Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities to address the important issues in their lives. It's also an opportunity for girls to develop important life skills, discover themselves, and make a difference in the world around them. Through engaging programs and activities, Girl Scouts helps today's girls become tomorrow's women leaders.
There's a whole lot more to Girl Scouts than camping, crafts and cookies. Girl Scouts do almost anything girls like to do. In Girl Scouts, girls can explore science and technology, business, fashion, the arts, communications, history, sports and recreation, life skills – from child care to finance to conflict resolution to automobile repair. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouts provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering the development of leadership skills and self-esteem.
In Girl Scouts, your girl can:
- Earn badges
- Volunteer in your community
- Go to camp and experience horseback riding, arts and sports
- Take field trips to museums, festivals and theaters
- Learn about the outdoors through nature activities and wilderness trips
- Learn real-life business skills through the Cookie Sale program
In Girl Scouts, girls discover their world and their values, connect with those around them through understanding and empathy, and take action to make the world a better place.
Click here to see upcoming events and activities that you and your Girl Scout can participate in.
Girl Scout Activities are open to all girls in grades K-12 who are members of Girl Scouts. Activities are based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Activities follow health and safety standards and are done with the support of caring, trained adults.