Edinboro--Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania (GSWPA) is making its winter push for girls and adult volunteers to join Girl Scouts, the country’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls.
Now that many girls are finishing sports seasons and activities that began in the fall, it's the perfect time for families to take a look at the the organization’s benefits for both girls and volunteers.
Providing countless opportunities for making friends, trying new things, and exercising leadership skills through activities like building robots, participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, playing sports, and more, Girl Scouts is an exciting way to engage girls all year round.
National studies from the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) show it’s not just what girls do, but how they do it that makes Girl Scouts so beneficial. Girl Scouts is unique because girls get to learn by doing, and they do so in a girl-led environment. This means that, in addition to girls learning in a hands-on and active way, they are encouraged to choose their activities, decide which topics they want to explore, and determine how they want to go about exploring them. Girl Scouts is the largest girl-led organization in the world, and it is a significant contributor to its members’ success in and enjoyment of life.
Girl Scouts also provides benefits that directly complement all of the great work girls are already doing in school every day. Girls who experience...