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It's all about Fun, Friends and Fantastic Opportunities
The Girl Scout Program is girl-driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of today's girls. Girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment.
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere---where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17; women and men over 17 can join as adult members.
Girl Scouts in Troops
Most girls join a local troop or group for fun and friendship, but in the process they build character, gain self-esteem and serve their communities---the core goals of Girl Scouting. In Girl Scouts, girls find a safe place to grow and share new experiences, learn to relate to others, develop values and contribute to society.
Juliette Girl Scouts
Another option for girls is to become an independent scout, or Juliette Girl Scout. Juliettes can participate in the same types of activities as those in which girls in troops participate, but they are not affiliated with a troop.
All Girl Scouts are divided into age levels:
- Girl Scout Daisy, grades K-1
- Girl Scout Brownie, grades 2-3
- Girl Scout Junior, grades 4-5
- Girl Scout Cadette, grades 6-8
- Girl Scout Senior, grades 9-10
- Girl Scout Ambassador, grades 11-12
To Be a Girl Scout…
The Girl Scout program is based on the needs and interests of girls. All members:
- Share the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
- Pay the national dues of $12.00*
- Follow Staying Safe guidelines
*Our Council will provide financial assistance for those who are not able to afford the membership dues. Please contact your CDD for more information.
Ready to become a Girl Scout?
To join the Girl Scouts, choose your county, then your city below so that we can get you connected to Girl Scouts in your area. For general information please call (800) 447-4475. Girls must get parent or guardian permission first.
History of Girl Scouting
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law
* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.
Por mi honor, yo trataré:
De servir a Dios* y a mi patria,
ayudar a las personas en todo momento,
y vivir conforme a la Ley de las Girl Scouts.
* La palabra "Dios" puede ser interpretada de varias maneras, dependiendo de las creencias espirituales de cada uno. Cuando recitas la Promesa de las Girl Scouts, si prefieres, puedes sustituir la palabra "Dios" por otra palabra más acorde con tus creencias espirituales.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Yo me esforzaré a:
Ser honrada y justa
cordial y servicial,
considerada y compasiva,
valiente y fuerte, y
responsable de lo que digo y hago,
respetarme a mí misma y a los demás
respetar la autoridad
usar los recursos de manera prudente,
hacer del mundo un lugar mejor, y
ser hermana de cada una de las Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts of the USA Mission Statement:
Girl Scouting builds girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character who make the world a better place!