There are so many reasons to be a Girl Scout. For starters, we make appearances at the Oscars (we’re kind of a big deal!), and Dolly Parton is a lifetime member. We’ve camped out on the White house lawn, and our CEO is a rocket scientist. We inspire lifelong commitment and adventure, and we make things happen. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg as we continue to prepare every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to embark on a lifetime of leadership, success, and general awesomeness.
From kindergarten Daisies to high school Ambassadors, this is the place to be for every girl who wants to:
1. Try new things.
Whether she’s rock climbing, coding, knitting, or kite surfing, a Girl Scout always has countless opportunities to try new things in a safe and supportive all-girl environment. With constant encouragement from other girls and the support of caring adults, she’ll discover exactly what makes her light up, plus tons of exciting ways to do more of it.
2. Learn more about the outdoors.
From the beginning, Girl Scouts have always hit the trails and spent time learning about the great outdoors—adventure has long been the name of our game! Through engaging activities like going on a local hike or an overnight campout, there’s a lot to learn, see, and experience once a girl puts a knapsack on her back and takes the lead!
3. Change the world.
Girl Scouts believes in the power of girls and their ability to effect positive change. That’s why we’ve made participating in civic engagement and working toward the greater good a huge part of programming for girls of all ages as they learn to think about their place in the world. At Girl Scouts, girls never forget they have the power to make the world a better place, both for themselves and for others.
4. Experiment with STEM.
The future is all about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and Girl Scouts are already immersed and active in that world! Whether she wants to learn to code, study the stars, or tinker with anything in between, the vast variety of hands-on opportunities available to her through Girl Scouts will allow her to navigate labs of all kinds with ease as she nurtures her passion for STEM.
5. Be part of a global family.
From the Girl Scout sisters she’ll find in her troop to the millions of Girl Scouts and Girl Guides worldwide, being part of a global community leads to a greater understanding of our world and one another—and can even put her on the path to many unforgettable global adventures that will give her more than she ever imagined.
Girl Scouts is a tradition for a reason. For more than a century, girls have been coming together in all of their unstoppable, inherent power and unique leadership ability to try new things, overcome challenges, and have the time of their lives. Learn more about what it means to be a Girl Scout and how to join at www.girlscouts.org/join.