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What Girl Scouts Do

The Girl Scout program provides engaging and worthwhile activities that respond to the needs of today’s girls, with flexibility that respects their busy lives—and yours!  We deliver programming that challenges your girl to uncover hidden passions and learn more about herself than she ever thought possible.

Girl Scouts welcomes all girls in grades K–12. Girl Scout program levels correspond to what grade you are in at school. As a Girl Scout, you'll:

 Meet new friends in your troop and at events.

Try new things, work towards badges, and learn the powerful ways she can take the lead every single day.

Make a difference in your community through Leadership Journeys.

Hone your business skills through the world's largest girl-led entrepreneurship program.

 Explore nature, travel the world, and grow your grit at Girl Scout summer camp.

 Solve issues you care about by earning Highest Awards, like the Girl Scout Gold Award—the most prestigious award in the world for girls.

 And so much more! At Girl Scouts, the world is yours for the taking.

Girl Scouting by Grade Level


Everything a Girl Scout does centers around STEM, the outdoors, development of life skills, and entrepreneurship, and is designed to meet her where you are now and to grow along with you. Whether you're building a robotic arm, building a shelter in the backcountry, or volunteering at a local food bank, see what a great Girl Scout year can look like at each grade level:

Daisies
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What Daisies Do

Don’t we all wish we could look at the world through a Girl Scout Daisy’s eyes? Everything they do—from planting a garden to putting on a skit to proudly adding that first petal to their vest—sparkles with that "first time ever" newness! Along the way, they’ll use their Daisy exuberance to help others—and they’ll never forget how that feels. Every Daisy meeting is an adventure filled with giggles, energy, and excitement.

As a Daisy, she can:

Meet new friends as part of a troop

Earn petals and badges as she embraces the Girl Scout Promise and Law

Make a difference in her community through a Leadership Journey

 Sell cookies (and have fun doing it)

Explore nature and the outdoors

Brownies
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What Brownies Do

Girl Scout Brownies are ready to take on the world, and Girl Scouting lets them do just that! They want to learn new things and show off what they know. They want to explore the world and meet new people. And they want to do something big that makes them feel great!

They get to do all these things and more in Girl Scouts: take that first hike in the great outdoors; visit a science museum; band together as a mighty Brownie team to sell cookies—and use some of the money to help others. Life is good when you’re a Brownie!

As a Brownie, she can:

Expand her circle of friends in a troop

  Have fun learning all kinds of new skills as she earns  badges

 Do a project that makes a difference in her community (and beyond) as part of a Girl Scout Leadership Journey

Bond with her friends as she sells cookies

 Explore nature and the outdoors

Juniors
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What Juniors Do

Want to meet a real-life Supergirl? Just talk to a Girl Scout Junior who wakes up every day ready to play a new role.

Juniors are explorers when they go camping for the first time. They're CEOs when they market and sell cookies. They're scientists when they do energy audits and go on nature walks. And they're product designers and writers when they earn their Innovation and Storytelling badges. Not to mention change makers, big-idea thinkers, and future leaders. Supergirl, indeed!

As a Junior, she can:

Share stories (and smiles) with new friends in her troop

Try new experiences and learn new skills as she earns badges

 Sell cookies (and take pride in fundraising for her next adventure)

 Explore the outdoors at  camp  and beyond

Choose an issue she cares about, then do something to make a difference as part of a Girl Scout Leadership Journey

Earn her Bronze Award, the first of Girl Scouts' highest awards

Cadettes
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What Cadettes Do

Making true-blue friends, saving the planet, standing up against stereotypes, using their team power for the greater good—that’s what being a Girl Scout Cadette is all about.

Cadettes blaze new trails in the wilderness, write and direct their own movies, take the stage for public speaking, make delicious meals from around the world, and pick up tools to do some woodworking. Their curiosity and imagination lead the way as they try all kinds of new experiences.

As a Cadette, she can:

Join the Girl Volunteer Corps and make the world a better place with her sister Girl Scouts

Choose an issue she cares about, then do something to make a difference as part of a Girl Scout Leadership Journey

Earn her Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette can earn

Get outdoors and off the beaten trail

 Try out new experiences (and learn new skills) as she earns badges

 Gain confidence as she mentors younger Girl Scouts (and earns her Leadership in Action award in the process)

 Travel to amazing places like New York City, Costa Rica, Japan, or India...the possibilities are endless!

Seniors
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What Seniors Do

Girl Scout Seniors are ready to take the world by storm—and at Girl Scouts, there are millions of ways to do it.

As a Senior, she can:

  Go on an adventure and travel to amazing places like Costa Rica, Japan, and India

 Be a positive role model, mentor younger girls, develop strong friendships, and fight bullying

 Join with other girls to tackle an important international issue and earn a Global Action award

Get their hands dirty through the Girl Volunteer Corps and make a difference in their communities

 Explore exciting careers in a variety of fields—from science to the arts, from education to government

And, of course, Seniors can earn their Gold Awardwhich adds that “little something extra” to college and scholarship applications.

Whether it’s enhancing school-based activities or helping girls make the most of community involvement, the opportunities open to Girl Scout Seniors are virtually unlimited!

Seniors are eager to spread their wings—and Girl Scouts helps them take flight.

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What Ambassadors Do

With a wider world comes even more opportunities—and Girl Scout Ambassadors make the most of every chance they get to improve themselves…and their world.

Girl Scout Ambassadors are eligible for some seriously awesome opportunities to continue their leadership experience. 

As an Ambassador, she can:

  Implement a Take Action project and become eligible for college scholarships

 Join a crew of like-minded girls at a World Center in Mexico, India, Switzerland, Africa, or the United Kingdom

 Work with younger Girl Scouts to build a rain garden, learn about nature, and help protect the environment

  Enhance her relationship skills, problem-solving abilities, and knowledge of science and technology

Oh, and did we mention Ambassadors can earn the prestigious Gold Award—the highest award available to Girl Scouts? She could even be recognized as a National Gold Award Girl Scout. Major accomplishments, for sure.

But whatever path girls choose, they'll take action to make a lasting positive impact on their school, their community, their world—and themselves.

Their future is bright—and Girl Scout Ambassadors are ready to shine!

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What Juliette Girl Scouts Do

Juliette Girl Scouts are busy, independent, self-confident girls of all ages who want to be a part of something bigger than themselves — Girl Scouts! 

Juliette Girl Scouts do not belong to a troop, but instead work on Girl Scout programs on their own with the guidance of an adult mentor. They can tailor their Girl Scout experience to their unique passions and interests, by deciding what activities they want to do and which skills they want to learn, all at their own pace. Indie Girl Scouts are always welcome to attend council programs, and council staff are here to assist along the way, too.

Juliette Girl Scouting, named for our founder Juliette Gordon Low, is a great option for girls busy with sports and other extra-curriculars, or any girl who wants flexibility in her Girl Scout experience

As a Juliette Girl Scout, she can:

 Discover new interests and develop new skills while earning  badges and completing Girl Scout Leadership Journeys

 Attend council-led programs on everything from archery to zoology

  Sell cookies as part of the world's largest girl-led business

 Explore the outdoors at camp and beyond

 Take action in her community and earn highest awards

 Join the Girl Volunteer Corps and make the world a better place with her sister Girl Scouts

Travel to amazing places like New York City, Costa Rica, Japan, or India...the possibilities are endless!

No matter which parts of Girl Scouting they pursue, all Juliette Girl Scouts grow as leaders on a Girl Scout journey of their own making!

  

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