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May 09, 2022

How Girl Scouts prepares members for a lifetime of success and adventure

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Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. From developing important life skills like problem-solving and teamwork to developing a professional resume for college and career, Girl Scouts build a strong foundation and members learn how to set goals and accomplish them. A long-standing tradition with an extensive alumni network, from Hilary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice to Taylor Swift and Katie Couric, Girl Scouts is a no-limits place designed for girls, by girls. Based on its time-tested methods and research-backed programs, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience helps members grow into strong, honest, fair, friendly, and considerate girls, continuing the Girl Scout legacy and a life-long, global community.

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Girl Scouts provides a safe space for girls to try new things, develop crucial skills, explore their passions and potential, and make new friends along the way. Through a learn-by-doing model, Girl Scouts participate in activities that help grow their character, opening them up to new worlds through fun, hands-on projects specific to each girl’s interest, all while learning important social and leadership skills.

Research, including The Girl Scout Impact Study, shows that Girl Scouts stand out significantly and are more likely to exhibit strong leadership outcomes, earn excellent grades, and are more hopeful about their futures. Compared to non-Girl Scouts, Girl Scouts have a stronger sense of self and are ethical, honest, responsible, and more likely to develop and maintain healthy relationships. As the foundation of the Girl Scout program, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is designed to empower girls as they learn a broad set of skills, attitudes, and behaviors to achieve their goals, become productive problem-solvers and effectively navigate their environment. From Daisies (grades K-1) to Ambassadors (grades 11-12), Girl Scouts of all ages are encouraged to step outside their comfort zone and build their self-esteem, leadership skills, and overall confidence in preparation for a lifetime of success and adventure.

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Whether it's earning badges for everything from cybersecurity to first aid, exploring the outdoors through camp programing, honing business skills during Cookie Season, or making a difference in the community, Girl Scouts become creative thinkers and decision-makers through fun activities designed to boost confidence and social skills. These “fun with a purpose” activities help girls recognize their strengths and become better team members. Beyond Badges, Girl Scouts can Take Action in their community while supporting a cause or issue they care about to earn one of Girl Scouting’s highest awards, Bronze, Silver, or Gold awards. These projects teach girls to identify a problem and create an action plan to solve it, allowing them to contribute to their community in a meaningful way. Projects with a tangible impact help prepare girls to play an active role in their communities even after they have completed their project to positively impact the world around them.

Start your adventure with Girl Scouts this spring for a summer of outdoor adventure with resources available to use at home, or, by attending summer Camp at one of our six Camp locations. We are ready to welcome your girl to a place where she will belong.