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Ways to Be a Girl Scout

You don't have to be in a troop to participate in a Girl Scouts and, at Girl Scouts of Northern California, girls have more choices and ways to participate than ever before. From art to science, camping to career-building, there's something for every girl, no matter what she's passionate about. In fact, 90% of our girl members say that, in Girl Scouts, they learn skills that will help them to be successful in life.

Grab your girl and, together, take a look at all the exciting ways to be a Girl Scout!


You can join a troop and enjoy fun meetings, go on field trips, and work on projects together!

Join an existing troop or start a new troop, and you’ll always have something to look forward to! You’ll get together with your friends to play games and sing songs; go on field trips to museums and nature centers; and explore the outdoors.

Earn badges as you learn to do all kinds of fun things—like paint pictures, camp out, make jewelry, go geocaching, create inventions, conduct science experiments, plant gardens, and so much more.


You can get outdoors and even go to camp!

In Girl Scouts, you’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake. Not to mention all of the opportunities for high adventure!

From horseback riding to rock climbing, archery to ziplining, week-long back-crountry treks and so much more, Girl Scouts can show you just how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.


You can travel the country — and maybe even the world!

Exploration. Wanderlust. Curiosity. Risk-taking. We know that girls want to see and experience new things, which is why our travel and high adventure programs are designed to allow girls to stretch their limits, explore their boundaries, make new friends, and learn new skills in a supportive environment.

With Girl Scouts, you have the world at your fingertips, so pack your bags and let's get to it!


You can explore your interests and hone your skills through programs and events.

You might want to make a robot, learn a new fitness routine, attend an engineering expo, join a canoe-racing team, polish your anime and manga skills, become a jump-rope master, develop a plan to pay for college, learn how to work on cars, meet college students who can give you the inside scoop on what to expect when you arrive on campus, explore cool careers, and get your hands floury in a cupcake baking workshop… well, you get the idea!