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Our Program

At Girl Scouts, your girl will prepare for a lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure in a safe, no-limits place designed for and by girls!

How? Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.

At Girl Scouts, she’ll get to lead her own adventure (it’s her world!) and team up with other girls in an all-girl environment to choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest her most. Along the way, she’ll gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience:

  • Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
  • Outdoors
  • Life Skills
  • Entrepreneurship

The Result? A Lifetime of Leadership!

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

Delivering Fun with Purpose

To bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to life, activities are led by girls themselves, feature cooperative learning, and highlight learning by doing. Girls come up with their own ideas, build teams, and experience the joy of making a positive impact. At Girl Scouts, she will:

Discover

Discover
Find out who she is, what she cares about, and what her talents are.
 

Connect

Connect.
Collaborate with other people, both locally and globally, to learn from others and expand her horizons.
 

Take Action

Take Action.
Do something to make the world a better place.

 

 

5 Ways Girl Scouts Builds Leaders

Girl Scout Leadership Experience Outcomes

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Strong Sense of Self
Girls have confidence in themselves and their abilities and form positive identities.

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Positive Values
Girls act ethically, honestly and responsibly, and show concern for others.

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Challenge Seeking
Girls take appropriate risks, try things even if they might fail and learn from mistakes.

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Healthy Relationships
Girls develop and maintain healthy relationships by communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively.

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Community Problem Solving
Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community and create “action plans” to solve them.

 

When girls exhibit these attitudes and skills, they become responsible, productive, caring and engaged citizens. But don’t take our word for it! Studies show that the development of attitudes, behaviors and skills like confidence, conflict resolution and problem solving are critical to well-being and rival academic and technical skills in their capacity to predict long-term positive life outcomes.