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What Girl Scouts Do

Girl Scouts are groundbreakers, big thinkers, and role models. Girl Scouts design robots, start garage bands, and improve their communities—oh yeah, and they market the best cookies on the planet.

A Girl Scout is also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™. These traits define girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. This is the Girl Scout DNA.

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How will your girl will unleash her inner G.I.R.L.? Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, marketing 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)

Imagine her taking on some of the biggest challenges and problems our planet faces—and helping solve them. Or having a career that’s engaging and well paid. Imagine her teaming up with others to invent the future. That future can be a reality, thanks to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Outdoors

From the backyard to the backcountry, Girl Scouts has a long, storied, and successful history of getting girls outdoors. In fact, many Girl Scouts tell us camping trips are one of the best things about their Girl Scout experience. It’s true: connecting with nature in a girl-led setting is a big benefit of belonging to Girl Scouts.

Life Skills

Girl Scout badges—beginning with Civic Engagement and expanding to Healthy Living, Communication Skills, Practical Skills, and Global Citizenship—form the foundation of activities that help girls grow as Girl Scouts.

Entrepreneurship

Did you know that half of women leaders in business today were Girl Scouts? That’s because Girl Scouts has a long history of helping girls build entrepreneurial skills and experiences.

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Discover.
You’ll find out who you are, what you care about, and what your talents are. 
 

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Connect.
Collaborate with other people, locally and globally, to make a difference in the world. 
 

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

With Girl Scouts, you’ll do more than you ever thought you could, dream bigger dreams than you ever imagined, and — oh, yeah — change the world. Bet you didn’t think rock climbing or selling cookies would help you do all that, did you?