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Girl Scouts in Action
Raise your hand. Accept the challenge. Find your fearless.
As a Girl Scout, you'll always be trying new things, and learning there’s hundreds of small, powerful ways you can take the lead every single day. You could build a robot, create your own work of art, or climb a wall in the great outdoors. Every time you try something new, you’ll discover you can do more than you ever thought possible. Plus, you’ll have a ton of fun every step of the way.
What's in it for girls?
- With more than 100 years of experience, Girl Scouts brings a wealth of knowledge to programs that deliver girls cornerstone experiences with benefits to last a lifetime.
- Girl Scouts not only participate but also take the lead in a range of activities—from kayaking, archery, and camping, to coding, robotics, and financial literacy training (and beyond)!
- Our data-backed, time-tested programs are designed to meet the unique needs and specific interests of girls, including the way they learn best.
- The inclusive, girl-led, all-female environment of a Girl Scout troop creates a safe space in which girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and feel comfortable failing, dusting themselves off, and trying again!
- Our leaders, camp counselors, and volunteers are all thoroughly vetted, and although moms, dads, brothers, and sisters are all welcome, the focus is always on creating girl-inclusive safe spaces where girls are free to be themselves.
- The emotional, girl-inclusive safe space offered by Girl Scouts fosters collaboration instead of competition, and promotes support among girls, enabling them to stretch beyond their limits and transfer valuable knowledge and skills to any environment, both now and in the future.
STEM and Robotics
- Girl Scouts is committed to increasing girls’ involvement in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and ensuring that every girl has opportunities to explore and build potential career paths in these important fields.
- Hands-on learning techniques are at the core of Girl Scout programming and have been since 1913, when Girl Scouts created its Electrician and Flyer badges, the very first STEM-related badges.
- We never want a girl’s circumstances or gender to block her from exploring her abilities and interests in STEM, so we strive to create experiences in different forums in order to reach as many girls from as many different backgrounds, including income levels, as possible!
Camping & Adventure
- One of the foundations of Girl Scouts is an appreciation for nature and exposure to the great outdoors, where activities such as hiking, camping, canoeing, and archery offer girls opportunities to have exciting, girl-led outdoor adventures while learning important skills that teach valuable life lessons, like self-reliance, leadership, and perseverance.
- According to the Girl Scout Research Institute, nearly 100 percent of Girl Scouts participate in at least one outdoor activity, and more than half participate in high-adventure experiences like canoeing, archery, and ropes courses.
The Girl Scout Gold Award
- The Girl Scout Gold Award, earned by less than 6 percent of Girl Scouts annually, requires girls to demonstrate their leadership skills by tackling a community or global issue.
- Girls typically spend one to two years on their projects and must create long-term sustainability plans that benefit the community.
- The Girl Scout Gold Award recognizes young women who have designed service projects that tackle community issues, either locally or globally, such as poverty, illiteracy, and the environment.
When Girl Scouts take the lead, a whole world of new adventures, discoveries, and opportunities to change the world opens up. What are you waiting for?