About Girl Scouting

In Girl Scouts, girls try new things, turn new friends into best friends, and connect with their community. Everything—from earning badges to selling cookies to attending camp and Council events—is tied to helping girls build leadership skills in a safe and fun all-girl environment.

Did you know?

  • Eighty percent of women business owners were Girl Scouts.
  • Sixty-nine percent of female U.S. Senators were Girl Scouts.
  • Sixty-seven percent of female members of the House of Representatives were Girl Scouts.
  • Virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space was a Girl Scout.

Research has shown participation in Girl Scouts has many positive effects on girls and the women they become. The Girl Scout Research Institute has a number of publications that highlight the challenges facing girls today and the ways Girl Scouts meets those challenges.

Don’t wait for the girl in your life to begin benefiting from the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Join now!