What Girl Scouts Do
The Girl Scout program provides engaging and worthwhile activities that respond to the needs of today’s girls, with flexibility that respects their busy lives—and yours! 96% of girls have tried at least one new thing as a Girl Scout, and Girl Scouts of Northern California delivers programming that challenges your girls to uncover hidden passions and learn more about themselves than they ever thought possible.
Backed by more than 105 years of experience, Girl Scouts continues to fuel the female leadership pipeline. Data shows that Girl Scout alumnae enjoy higher incomes, more rewarding careers, and are more active in their communities than their peers. Why? Our all-girl, girl-led environment creates a space where girls can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and feel comfortable failing, dusting themselves off, and trying again.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience
76% of current female U.S. Senators, 67% of current female governors, and every female secretary of state in U.S. history were—you guessed it—Girl Scouts! In addition, more than half of women in business are Girl Scout alumnae. These statistics stem from the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a proven leadership development program that pairs girls ages 5 to 18 with strong, caring female role models and mentors who help girls feel empowered to participate in STEM, entrepreneurship, the outdoors, and so much more.
An all-girl experience is important to girl development. Research shows that single-gender environments provide more opportunities for girls to build confidence, a key component of leadership.
Individually Tailored Experiences
There are tons of ways to have fun and explore the world in Girl Scouts, like joining a troop, traveling the world, exploring the outdoors, and attending awesome events. Any girl in grades K–12 can join the fun!