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Lead Like a G.I.R.L.

Girl Scouts are groundbreakers, big thinkers and role models. Girl Scouts design robots, start garage bands, and improve their communities — oh yeah, and they sell 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.

Take the quiz: What's Your G.I.R.L. Power?

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She’s bold, honest and determined to succeed. A goal-oriented lifelong learner, she fully believes no challenge is too difficult.


Thinking outside the box is her specialty, so she’s always looking for a creative way to take action. She definitely knows how to get things done.


Courageous and strong, she’s keen to try new things and to embrace the unfamiliar. She’s ready to step up and break the mold if that’s what it takes.


She’s confident, responsible and committed to changing the world for the better — and she’s excited when others join her in taking the lead! 


Victoria Davidson

Director of Human Resources
Girl Scouts San Diego

“Growing up in a family of three girls with a father who was a big, strong professional athlete, we were taught we could take on any challenge and do whatever we wanted. We were encouraged to embrace our naturally tall and athletic stature and take risks.

“As a natural ‘go getter,’ I don’t shy away from physical or mental challenges. My G.I.R.L. power is being bold and optimistic about opportunities for growth and empowerment.  I was a beach lifeguard and worked as a security guard and a labor relation’s chief negotiator, all male-dominated fields. In this picture, I challenged myself to be the only woman on a five-person relay team that swam around Scripps Pier four times in huge surf, freezing cold water and rough ocean conditions.”


Yolanda Garcia

Product Sales Specialist
Girl Scouts San Diego

“I love to ski. I went to the Japanese Alps on my own to ski, since no one I knew wanted to go. Arrived in the middle of a major snow storm, but I came to ski, and that is exactly what I did in this snow storm.”


Alison Bushan

Director of Brand and Marketing
Girl Scouts San Diego

“Natural-born leader, I was not: I remember sitting on my beach blanket at La Jolla Shores as a child and envying my younger sister as she effortlessly rallied every child around to help her build the biggest sand castles.

"My Girl Scout experiences — and opportunities to take on small leadership roles in the planning of camping trips to Winacka, bridging in San Francisco, and rafting down the Colorado River with my troop — taught me independence and gave me the confidence to lean in and lead. Today I enjoy taking on leadership roles that allow me to support and inspire a team, be it at Girl Scouts, the Junior League of San Diego or our school’s PTA.”

Are you ready to take the lead like a G.I.R.L.?


Raise your voice and sing along:
The new Girl Scout anthem is here.

Our powerful new anthem, “Watch Me Shine,” explores how Girl Scouts find the strength and confidence to lead the way, every day — and create meaningful change in themselves and in their communities. Written by Grammy Award-winner Liz Rose and performer Emily Shackelton (both Girl Scouts themselves!), the tune also features Girl Scouts on backup vocals.

Download now: iTunes | Amazon | Google Play

Ready for more?

Check out Girl Scouts of the USA's website and  see the awesome things G.I.R.L.s do!