You’ve experienced first-hand how Girl Scouts makes a difference in
The new Girl Scout year is here, so let’s celebrate! Join in the fun
for our first-ever GSWPA Spirit Week—Sunday, September 23, through
Saturday, September 29. We’re asking you to show your Girl Scout
spirit by participating in the activities listed below. And, make sure
to share it with the world!
Let your Girl Scout spirit shine each day for more chances to win
daily prizes. Learn more!
Join our Girl
Scout Champions Rally where you can connect with our recruitment
team and other Girl Scout members and request resources such as flyers
and posters to hand out in your community.
Share why you love Girl Scouts. Whether you’re a girl member, leader, alum, volunteer, or staff
member, share on social media why you’re proud to be a Girl Scout. #GSWPAspiritweek
Monday - Flaunt your favorite.
Flaunt your favorite. Share a photo of your favorite or most meaningful badge or
patch that you have and tell us why it’s so important to you. #GSWPAspiritweek
Tuesday - Show how you're making the world a better place.
Show how you’re making the world a better place. Share a photo on social media of something you’ve done to make
your community a better place. #GSWPAspiritweek
Wednesday - Share what you've done #becauseofGirlScouts.
Share what you’ve done #becauseofGirlScouts. Tell the world about something you’ve experienced or
accomplished because of Girl Scouts. #GSWPAspiritweek
Thursday - Help us promote Girl Scouts.
Help us promote Girl Scouts. Take some time to promote Girl Scouts by hanging Girl Scout
posters and flyers on billboards at local establishments like
libraries, churches, restaurants, and more. #GSWPAspiritweek
Friday - Wear your Girl Scout spirit.
Wear your Girl Scout spirit. Wear your Girl Scout uniform or your favorite Girl Scout shirt
to school, work and around your community. #GSWPAspiritweek
Saturday - Place your Girl Scout rocks.
Place Girl Scout rocks. Find the perfect location in your community for your Girl
Scout-themed rock that you’ve decorated. #GSWPAspiritweek
The Girl Scout Difference
“By choosing Girl Scouts, you're investing in the best leadership
experience for girls. They are at the center of all we do, and we
will continue to make girls our priority, now and in the future.”
— Patricia A. Burkart, GSWPA Chief Executive Officer
The need for female leadership has never been clearer or more urgent
than it is today—and Girl Scouts is the preeminent organization that
gives girls the tools and confidence they need to lead.
We are the organization creating—through our skill-building Girl Scout Leadership Experience—the female
leadership pipeline. The go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and
leaders of tomorrow.
No one does this better than us. Compared to women who weren’t Girl
Scouts in their youth, Girl Scout alumnae soar in life. For example, they:
Have more successful careers
Enjoy higher household
and personal income
Are more active as mentors and
Vote more regularly
Offering hands-on, girl-led, girl-centered learning in STEM, the
outdoors, and entrepreneurship, and abundant opportunities to develop
invaluable life skills, Girl Scouts helps all girls take the lead
early and often. And we’re backed by more than 100 years of experience
and expertise in the field.
Myths and Facts
Myth: Girl Scouts will be letting boys join soon.
Fact: No, Girl Scouts has no plans to admit boys into the
organization. Research shows that a girl learns best in an all-girl,
girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Our programs are designed
specifically for girls at their various developmental stages through
Myth: Girl Scouts doesn’t offer as many outdoor adventures as Boy Scouts.
Fact: Starting in Kindergarten, Girl Scouts earn badges in outdoor
skills, camping, and high adventure. Girl Scouts can attend camp
programs at a younger age than their Boy Scout counterparts. Both
organizations offer similar outdoor experiences and high-adventure
opportunities, but only Girl Scouts delivers a girl-centered, girl-led
Myth: Girl Scouts highest awards don’t offer professional advantages.
Fact: The Girl Scout Gold Award is impressive to colleges and
universities, and to the military, which advances Gold Award Girl
Scouts a full rank.
Myth: Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America are merging.
Fact: There is no merger. Girl Scouts is and will remain a separate
organization solely dedicated to girls and their healthy
Myth: Girl Scouts doesn’t offer the convenience of participating as a family.
Fact: Girl Scouts offers a variety of family programs for families
to enjoy together. Such as:
Family programs at resident camp, like Mom and Me and Dad and
Girl Scout days—which often includes discount
pricing for the entire family—at local attractions and events,
including professional and collegiate sports, amusement parks, zoos,
Council events including National S’mores Day and
Camp Creepy Halloween festivals.
Fun patch programs, like
the Get Outdoors Challenge and the Patch of the Month.