• Share the Girl Scout Promise and Law
• Pay national dues of $20.00
At the heart of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience are three very simple keys:
• Discover – Girls understand themselves and their values while using their knowledge and skills to understand the world.
• Connect – Girls inspire and connect with teams and others locally and globally.
• Take Action – Girls feel empowered to make a difference in the world.
These three keys add up to Leadership.
• Join a troop or group of girls and adults in your community.
• Register individually, and participate in council-wide events and opportunities.
• Click here to learn How to Join.
What do Girl Scouts Do?
Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities to address the important issues in their lives. Girl Scouts do almost anything girls like to do–horse back riding, dancing, discover careers–anything they want to explore! Girl Scout activities are open to all girls who are members of Girl Scouting, are based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, follow health and safety standards, and are done with the support of caring, trained adults.
What is the Girl Scouts Mission?
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
What is the cost?
Annual registration is $20.00. Financial Assistance is available for membership dues and special activities. Also, some troops may have “dues” to help offset the cost of running the troop (like snacks, etc.) which will vary troop to troop.
How old do you have to be?
Girls can register as Girl Scouts from Kindergarten though 12th Grade. The program levels are: Daisy (K-1st), Brownie (2nd -3rd), Junior (4th-5th), Cadette (6th 7th 8th), Senior (9th 10th), and Ambassador (11th -12th). Adults who want work with girls can join as well.
Do Girl Scouts wear uniforms?
They are not required. But, to participate in ceremonies, or officially represent Girl Scouts, they must wear one required element at their program level (Tunic, Sash or Vest). Sashes, vests and other items are available at Council stores.
When do they meet and how often?
This depends on the troop. Most meet once per week, or perhaps once every two weeks, and most meetings run from 1 to 2 hours. But, there are many ways girls can enjoy Girl Scouts besides joining a troop! A girl can register individually or as part of an interest group as well! If a girl registers individually, she is called a “Juliette,” and may want to take part in one or two group events, like camp or a council-wide event.
Do Girl Scouts have to sell cookies?
Participation is voluntary, but girls say selling cookies is fun! Girls learn life skills such as teamwork and money management. And, the proceeds allow the troop to pay for badges, snacks, projects and trips.
What else does Girl Scouts offer?
Girl Scouts discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls working together! Girls grow courageous and strong through field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships. Older girls (Junior through Ambassador) also have the ability to travel through the Destinations program.
What is my role as a Girl Scout parent or guardian?
Use your skills and explore your interests! Here are some ways you can support your Girl Scout: join a troop leadership team, be a guest speaker, teach a new skill, set up a phone tree, coordinate transportation for an outing, or supervise on a field trip. And, always be sure to tell your Girl Scout you’re proud of her!
What do I need to do to become an adult volunteer?
Complete a Volunteer Application, supply references and agree to allow a Background Check prior to working with girls. Orientation and leadership classes are offered regularly, and mentoring by other experienced adult volunteers is also a tradition in Girl Scouting.
Your Girl Scout’s experience will be even more rewarding because of your participation!