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Girl Scouts works. That’s why we are the best choice for girls and families.

Girl Scouts provides a space just for girls, in which they are free to explore their interests and take the lead without the distractions or pressures that can be found in a coed environment.

Learn more about the Girl Scout Difference.
View Myths and Facts about Girl Scouts. 

 

Stand up for Girl Scouts

Join us in supporting the girls who are on a mission to make the world a better place.

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Advocate            
Tell us how you’d like to be involved and Show your Girl Scout Spirit!

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Volunteer
Girls need leaders like you!

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You’ve experienced first-hand how Girl Scouts makes a difference in girls’ lives.

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.

Download the printer-friendly GSWPA Spirit Week activities.

Sunday - Share why you love Girl Scouts.

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 community volunteers
  • Vote more regularly
  • Are better educated

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 youth.
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 environment.
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 development.
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 Me sessions.
  • 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, and more.
  • 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.