For over 100 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has given girls the tools to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. These are the girls and young women who dream big and do bigger.
There’s never been a better time to be part of a Girl Scout troop, share the experience with friends and family, or volunteer with Girl Scouts. Regardless of her race, class, or religion, every girl has a home at Girl Scouts.
For girls. By girls.
Everything a Girl Scout does—whether it’s climbing mountains, speaking her mind, or dreaming up new technology—has been developed especially for, and is tested by, girls. Girl Scouts is a world where girls can do, and be, whatever they dream.
Girl Scouts is for girls who want to…
Plus, she'll find tons of awesome activities to fuel her passions at every age.
Change the world
Soar with STEM
Studies show that when girls are with other girls and only girls, they’re more likely to try new things and engage in healthy competition.
Being in single-gender environments means girls are more likely to show interest in and explore STEM activities like robotics, engineering, and cybersecurity.
In a world filled with “girl power” messaging, it’s easy for girls to feel pressure to be perfect and excel in all things. But in an all-girl environment, she doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone.
Breath of fresh air
More than 1 in 10 girls get catcalled before their 11th birthday, and a whopping 80% of 10 year olds are afraid of being fat. Girl Scouts puts the emphasis on inner strength over outer appearances.
of Girl Scouts say they got the chance to build their skills or try new outdoor activities because of Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts run the world.
Our accomplished alums are proof that Girl Scouts works.
From astronaut Jan Davis and award-winning entertainer Queen Latifah, to journalist powerhouse Katie Couric and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta—Girl Scout alums rise to the top of all fields.
Listen to their stories to hear how Girl Scouts teaches girls important life skills and exposes them to new ideas and experiences—and changes the lives of everyone in the family for the better.
of parents say their girls are happier because of Girl Scouts.
A father’s perspective
A Girl Scout dad shares why he loves the fact that his daughter is a Girl Scout.
A Girl Scout mom shares all the ways her daughter benefits from the Girl Scout experience.
Why they volunteer
Girl Scout volunteers share why they give their time.
New badges to build her future.
of female business leaders in the United States are Girl Scout alums.
Girl Scout alums make up
of current female U.S. senators.
of current female U.S. governors are Girl Scout alums
of women who have served as U.S. secretary of state are Girl Scout alums.
Girls apply the concepts of safety and protection to the technology they use every day.
Our world is changing, and Girl Scouts are taking the lead in learning to recognize cyber threats, advocating for environmental protection, and, with an entrepreneurial mindset, setting themselves up for a lifetime of success.
These new badges help girls unleash their inner strengths and accomplish amazing things:
Girl Scouts is the place for your girl.
Let your community know!
Share with your family, friends, and neighbors.
run the world.
run the world.
Girl Scouts is the place for every girl. And it always will be.
Girls learn how to run a successful business, while building the confidence to shine as future leaders.
Girls walk through the steps of the college admissions process, preparing them to apply to the school of their choice.
Girls learn to become stewards of our environment—from advocating for nature to minimizing our ecological impact.
of Girl Scouts say they have a strong sense of self—that they’re confident in who they are and what they can do in the world.
Many female astronauts are Girl Scout alums.
of parents say she’s made more friends through Girl Scouts.
of parents say their daughter has gained more new experiences through Girl Scouts than in other after-school activities.
“It prepares them to be productive, brilliant women.”
“It not only changes a girl’s life—it changes your life.”
“Some of the initiatives Girl Scouts are involved in really help connect parents in the community.”
Girl Scouts = Her. Home. Turf.
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Prepare her for a bright, powerful tomorrow.
Be the person who
enriches her life.
By building life skills
in civic engagement, healthy living, and
global citizenship, girls discover their inner power and seek out opportunities to improve the world around them.
Through the Girl Scout Cookie Program,
the largest girl-led entrepreneurial program in the world, girls gain financial smarts and confidence while working as a team.
Girl Scouts identify issues—like bullying, greater access
for people with
disabilities, and conservation—and
then work towards
When Girl Scouts get outside, they build leadership skills, discover they can overcome any challenge, and develop a deep connection
with and empathy
for our environment.
Whether it’s robotics, cybersecurity, space science, or engineering, Girl Scouts can earn badges that inspire
an interest in STEM
and push their
—the highest award in the world for girls.
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn. It’s the shining example of what a girl can achieve by creating sustainable solutions for society’s grand challenges.
See how Gold Award Girl Scouts
confront challenges head on.
A Gold Award Girl Scout:
Stands apart in the college admissions process
Earns unique college scholarships
Accesses a powerful and supportive network of Gold Award Girl Scouts
Enters the U.S. military at a higher pay grade than her peers
With Girl Scouts, entrepreneurship starts on day one.
When entrepreneurship and financial literacy are nurtured from a young age, girls gain the confidence to lead—and the practical skills to make things happen. At Girl Scouts, they start right away, learning invaluable lessons through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, like those involving:
And through the Digital Cookie® platform, girls learn firsthand about ecommerce as they create a website, track their cookie sales, learn internet safety skills, and more.
Beyond that, today’s Girl Scouts can earn badges in business planning, customer service, and marketing—now that’s a path to success!
Already a Girl Scout?
The Girl Scout Gold Award
Girls learn how
to set goals and create a plan to reach them!
Girls learn to
on their own
and as a team!
to create a
budget and handle money!
Girls find their voice and
Girls learn to act ethically, both in business and life!
Girl Scouts’ powerful all-girl space fosters collaboration over competition and instills an “I’ve got your back, and you’ve got mine” mindset, so that girls move quickly beyond dreaming to actually doing great things. Join us today and give her the tools to shine. Let’s go!