What Girl Scouts Do
Every Girl Scout has their own curiosity, dreams, and talents—so when they come together to decide which of the thousands of Girl Scout activities to try, the sky’s the limit. Whether visiting an animal shelter, camping, hosting a dance-off, or filming a movie—they’re learning to take risks, trust their gut, and team up with others for good.
The secret sauce holding it all together? Joy.
Forever friendship is a powerful thing. It’s what gives Girl Scouts the confidence to be themselves, unapologetically. It’s what makes them feel safe enough to try new things and cheer each other on in tough times. It’s the support that can get them up on tough mornings, help them raise their hand in class, and even climb to the top of a mountain.
A squad that will cheer you on. A chance to try new things. That’s what being a Girl Scout is all about. Your Girl Scout community is a place to call your own, test your limits, and have a blast.
Restock the local food pantry. Beautify your school’s playground. Lobby for change at a city council meeting. Making the world a better place is all in a day’s work for a Girl Scout. Take it to the next level when you earn the Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Awards—our highest awards—to make a sustainable impact.
Anyone can tell others what to do. A true leader can make smart decisions, act fairly and responsibly, and let others on the team shine as they work together -- whether it’s practicing entrepreneurship by running their cookie business or directing a team of volunteers for a Gold Award project. Older Girl Scouts have even more leadership opportunities available to explore.
Then take those badge skills further with a Journey award or a Girl Scout Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award. A Journey award allows Girl Scouts to show they know how to take action and make a difference in their community. A highest award shows they know how to solve a problem, permanently.
Each level of Girl Scouts is unique with a wide variety of activities to try. Girl Scouts can begin in kindergarten and join all the way through twelfth grade. As a Girl Scout progresses, every level builds upon the last and allows them to explore their interests in a way that is meaningful—and age-appropriate—to them.
Everything you’ll do as a Daisy—from planting a garden to making new friends—sparkles with that "first time ever" newness. Along the way, you’ll use your energy and spirit to help others and take pride in making the world a better place. Every Daisy meeting is an adventure filled with sisterhood, giggles, learning, and fun.
If there’s one thing Junior Girl Scouts have, it’s confidence. Whether you’re making posters for a canned food drive, designing a website for your cookie business, planning a troop hike, or just raising your hand in class, you’ve got something to say. Together with other Junior Girl Scouts, you can put your skills to use improving your community—and earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award in the process.
Who’s ready to spread their wings? Girl Scout Seniors. Whether you’re learning how to change a tire, discovering how to get your dream job someday, or even packing your bags for an international trip, you’re on your way. You’re also making your mark on the world. When you create a plan and put it into action to make sustainable improvements in your community and beyond, you can earn the Girl Scout Gold Award.
Brownies are excitement personified. You can’t wait to explore your world, play new games, and share your interests—from bugs to ballet—with friends. Trying new things broadens your horizons and teaches you skills you can share with others. Learning to lead has never been so fun.
Girl Scout Cadettes have got this. From road trips and camping with your best friends to organizing an eco-friendly fashion show and live streaming it, you’re sure of your abilities and use your growing independence to realize your dreams. When you research a problem in your community and take action to solve it, you can earn the Girl Scout Silver Award.
Girl Scout Ambassadors don’t just follow in others’ footsteps—they carve their own paths. Your innovative thinking, optimism, and ability to bring people together inspires everyone around you. And when you combine your passions with a plan, you can be a real world-changer. Your vision, experience, and dedication are all you need to get on the path toward becoming a Gold Award Girl Scout.