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Why Join Girl Scouts

For over 100 years, Girl Scouts has given girls the tools to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. These are the girls and young women who dream big and do bigger.

It's our mission to provide you with fun, social, and unique opportunities so that you can do Girl Scouts the way you want. Along the way, you’ll see just how awesome you are at being yourself, being a leader, and making the world a better place!

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience

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.

All-Girl Environments

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!

The Result? A Lifetime of Leadership! 

At Girl Scouts, “Can I?” quickly turns into “I will!” as girls transform their ideas into action, turn their questions into adventure, and grow their confidence through practice. In fact, being a Girl Scout helps girls thrive in five key ways. As a Girl Scout, she:

  • Develops a strong sense of self
  • Displays positive values
  • Seeks challenges and learns from setbacks
  • Forms and maintains healthy relationships
  • Learns to identify and solve problems in her community
  • 52%

    of female business leaders in the United States are Girl Scout alums.

  • 72%

    of current female U.S. senators are Girl Scout alums.

  • 100%

    of women who have served as U.S. secretary of state are Girl Scout alums.

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With Girl Scouts, she’ll do more than she ever thought she could, dream bigger dreams than she ever imagined, and—oh, yeah—change the world. Bet you didn’t think rock climbing or selling cookies would help her do all that, did you?