Why Join Girl Scouts
At Girl Scouts, 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
You are a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™, which means you are ambitious, creative, willing to try new things, and eager to break the mold. Most importantly, you have the power to lead your own Girl Scout experience! Explore all the ways to participate to find what sparks your interest—and join today.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Backed by more than 106 years of experience, Girl Scouts continues to fuel the female leadership pipeline. 73% of current female U.S. Senators, 66% of current female governors, and every female secretary of state in U.S. history were—you guessed it—Girl Scouts! 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.
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
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?