Building Strong Girls
Welcome to Girl Scouts of Northern California, where girls grow stronger and learn to lead.
Who is Girl Scouts?
As a national organization, Girl Scouts is 2.5 million strong—1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults who believe in the power of every girl to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
Why Girl Scouts?
Studies show all-girl environments help girls become more confident, independent, and willing to share their opinions and ideas. In Girl Scouts specifically, girls:
- Develop a strong sense of self
- Learn positive values
- Seek out new challenges
- Build healthy relationships
- And learn how to solve problems in their communities.
When girls learn these attitudes, they become responsible,
productive, caring, and engaged citizens. But don’t take our word for
it! Studies show that learning skills like confidence, conflict
resolution, and problem solving are vital to girls leading happy,
healthy, successful lives. And the Girl Scout Research Institute's
latest study, The
Girl Scout Alum Difference (2021), demonstrates that
participating in Girl Scouts builds a foundation for success.
How can Girl Scouts help my girl?
Your girl is already amazing, with her own unique talents, passions, and interests. But to succeed in our increasingly complex world, she’ll need three important things: sisterhood to help her learn to believe in herself, supportive adults to encourage her to take the lead, and special experiences to spark her imagination. As a Girl Scout, your girl will build courage, character, and confidence in a safe, no-limits environment designed for girls and by girls.
At Girl Scouts of Northern California, all girls grades K–12 will have the opportunity to:
Explore their interests and discover new skills with Girl Scout badges.
Grow in self-confidence in the great outdoors.
Make lifelong friends at exciting programs & events.
Build business skills in the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Make the world a better place with Leadership Journeys.
Become a community leader while earning a Highest Award.
Broaden her horizons by traveling the world.
How do I get started?
A great place to get started is our Discover Girl Scouts page, where you can find info sessions, open houses, and free introductory meetups for our youngest girls!
If you’re ready to join, head to our Become a Girl Scout page to learn how to become a Girl Scout member.
Learn more about who we are and what what we stand for, check out our levels and programs, and explore ways you and your girl can participate! Girl Scouts is for all self-identified girls K-12. We offer no-questions-asked financial aid for girl and adult membership, as well as girl uniforms.