Her dreams are our dreams.
Shine bright with Girl Scouts and discover a whole new world of possibilities.
Girl Scouts is a flexible program that fits busy family schedules, meeting 1-2 times each month for 60-90 minutes. And girls can join at any program level! Whether she’s in kindergarten and ready to make friends or in high school and looking to build her resume, we have activities and opportunities designed around her interests.
To create kind, confident, and competent leaders, our program centers around the outdoors, STEM, life skills, and entrepreneurship. Activities for Girl Scouts are fun and research-backed, with each badge, field trip, and event building independence, creativity, and resilience.
Our program is uniquely volunteer-led! Girl Scouts can join independently or find a troop that meets at a date, time, and location that fits their schedule. Contact our team to find a troop or start a new troop! Parents who volunteer with their Girl Scouts’ troops have just as much fun as the girls and set the schedule. Our new Volunteer Toolkit is a digital tool that guides volunteers through the steps to earn badges, plan activities, and celebrate successes.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
* Members may substitute for the word God in accordance with their own spiritual beliefs.
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
The extraordinary journey of Girl Scouts began when the courageous founder Juliette Gordon Low started working to empower girls. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout Troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy.
When Juliette Gordon Low brought that first group of girls together, she wanted them to explore new possibilities and the wonders of the world around them—and she wanted them to do it together. Over the past century, that small circle of girls has grown to include millions of Girl Scout alumnae.
Girl Scouts has always welcomed girls from all backgrounds and abilities. Juliette Gordon Low was partially deaf —when she started our organization, she was determined to make our program work for all girls. Including everyone is the foundation on which we build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Find out how our Movement is continuing a legacy of civic action.
Girls in the United States are growing up in a period of rapid demographic, social, and economic change. This state of constant change increases the challenges girls face to their health, happiness, and opportunities for success. Now more than ever, girls need Girl Scouts.
Research from the Girl
Scout Research Institute (GSRI) provides compelling evidence
that Girl Scouts fare better than non–Girl Scouts on a number of key
measures of life success. Girls who are Girl Scouts – as well as women
who were Girl Scouts for three or more years as girls – display more
positive life outcomes with regard to education, financial stability
(career and income), health, and leadership/civic engagement than
their peers without experience as a Girl Scout.