Selling Girl Scout Cookies is a fun program activity that teaches girls five essential skills: Goal-Setting, Decision Making, Business Ethics, People Skills and Money Management. Minus, what is paid to the baker all the proceeds remain in the council to help fund troop travel, service projects, special events, camping and other program activities. The Girl Scout Cookie Program began in 1917. The purpose of this program is directly related to our mission and helps girls realize their full potential and become strong, confident and resourceful.
Fall Product Sales (QSP/Magazines/Nuts) is a unique way for troops to earn start-up money at the start of the new Girl Scout year. Girl Scouts are well known for cookies, but few people realize that girls are given the chance to learn financial literacy right from the start. QSP is the girls’ first introduction to the five essential skills and gets them primed for the new Girl Scout year and helps to prepare them for Girl Scout Cookie season.
Girl Scouts benefit immensely from their time outdoors: they experience personal growth and empowerment, try new things, overcome fears, and learn teamwork and leadership skills. The open space of the outdoors, combined with the calming effects of nature and the opportunities for new experiences and growth, constitute an ideal setting in which girls can explore, observe, learn, and give back to their peers and their communities.
The National Program Portfolio consists of The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting and Journeys. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience takes place when girls engage in three key activities: Discover who they are, Connect with others, and Take Action to make the world a better place. Each age level has three Journeys themed, It’s Your World-Change It!, It’s Your Story-Tell It!, It’s Your Planet-Love It! Everything girls do—whether it's experimenting with science, toy or sock drive, arts and crafts, outdoor cooking or learning to recycle—is designed around the three key activities.
Girl Scout Pathways are flexible ways that girls and adults participate in Girl Scouting. Members are matched by grade-level preferences and availability with flexible options. There are several different ways that a girl can experience the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. A girl can participate through more than one pathway.
The Gold Award represents the highest achievement in Girl Scouts. As a Gold Award recipient you are part of an elite group of women. It is only open to girls in high school and requires extensive planning, implementing and follow-up on a problem or challenge in the community. Earning the Gold Award makes you eligible for scholarships and automatically advances you one rank in the military.