This resource is designed for anyone new to Girl Scouting or considering Girl Scouting as an option for their daughter.
- Family Handbook (2.19 MB)
When girls succeed, so does society. Together, we can get her there. ToGetHerThere to learn more about this exciting initiative from Girl Scouts of the USA.
Indie Girl/Family Cookie Program Resources
Informational resources to prepare your daughter for the Cookie Program.
- 2013 Indie Girl Cookie Program Letter (73.3 KB)
Learn more about how your daughter can participate in the Cookie Program even if she's not in a troop
- Family Guide & Permission Form (730.25 KB)
The basics of the Cookie Program for Indie Girls -- along with permission form that goes to your Service Unit Cookie Manager
Girl Scout Research Institute
Girls have a lot to say, and the Girl Scout Research Institute is their voice.
The the Girl Scout Research Institute is the premier research organization devoted to the development and well-being of girls -- not just Girl Scouts, but all girls. GSRI informs adults about girls' issues and guides program development to make sure we're all succeeding for every girl. As never before, we know what's working ... what where more focus is needed.
For the past ten years, and disseminated research to a variety of audiences on critical issues faced by girls and young women. The goal of the GSRI is to raise awareness and inform public policy by amplifying the voices of girls on issues that are important to them and for them. Listening to girls’ voices is consistent with the larger vision of encouraging girl leadership held by the Girl Scouts of the USA..
The portfolio titles below access related research publications: