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Making friends, testing her strengths, exploring new possibilities. It’s all here for her.

Whether teaming up with others or learning to shine on their own, Girl Scouts have the tools and community support they need to succeed.

Press play with Girl Scouts. Where she can be herself and her confidence can soar.

She’s ready to go.

You want the very best for your girl, and so do we.

See how Girl Scouts is leading the charge in preparing your girl for a confidence-boosting, girl-approved and exciting experience. Learn more about the Girl Scout difference and why families love us.

Girl Scouts is NOT Canceled!

Girl Scouts is NOT Canceled!
Even when we can't be together in person, we're here for girls! When you sign her up for Girl Scouts, she can become a part of something truly special as she:

  • Connects with other girls in her community and across the country, from the safety of home.
  • Takes advantage of our NEW Girl Scouts at Home site to earn badges in just about everything that sparks her interest.
  • Participates in live virtual events.
  • Helps her community.
  • Grows confidence in her outdoor skills—yes, even from home!—and learns to be a champion for the environment.
  • Expands her imagination through hands-on STEM activities.

These are just a few of the possibilities available to her when she signs up. And when it’s time for us all to come together again, we’ll be here to help her make that transition. Because we’re always here for you—adapting to fit her needs and growing with her as life changes.

What is Girl Scouts and Why Do Families Love Us?

What is Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts isn’t just a moment in her life, it’s a movement dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Why Do Families Love Us?

Girl Scouts is a way of life that brings out the best in your girl, even in the most challenging of times. While she’s learning about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills, she’s discovering new ways to make your family and community stronger, kinder and better for everyone.

How Does it Work?

How Does it Work?

Groups of Girl Scouts, called troops, typically meet weekly or biweekly for an hour or two. Guided by adult volunteers—often parents and caregivers—girls select exciting hands-on activities and projects, try new things and cheer each other on. Together, they earn badges to reflect their successes and show the world what they’re made of.

What's the Goal?

What’s the goal?

Making sure girls see and have opportunities to reach their potential isn’t just about helping them earn better grades, make better decisions and lead happier lives (though it helps with those things too!). It’s about creating a more fair, equal and compassionate world where every girl has a seat at the table and can make her dreams come true. Check out our values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Success looks different to every girl, but whatever it means to her, we’ll help her get there! At Girl Scouts, your girl will discover who she is, what she’s passionate about, and what she wants to achieve­—both today and in the future, no matter the circumstances.

The Girl Scout Promise and Law

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.

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,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

* Members may substitute for the word God in accordance with their own spiritual beliefs.

Girl Scouts FAQs

What are the membership requirements for girls?
Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any girl who:

  • is currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade;
  • has made the Girl Scout Promise and accepted the Girl Scout Law; 
  • has paid annual or other applicable membership dues.

What are the membership requirements for adults?
Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any adult who:

  • is at least 18 years old OR is a high school graduate (or equivalent);
  • accepts the principles and beliefs as stated in the preamble of the Girl Scout Constitution; and
  • has paid annual, lifetime, or other applicable membership dues.

What do Girl Scouts do?
Most girls participate with a group of girls of about the same age, known as a troop, that is organized by adult volunteers. In a troop, girls earn badges for each new skill they learn and challenge they overcome. Badges are grouped into four areas—outdoors, entrepreneurship, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and life skills. Girls can also participate in events held by their Girl Scout council and go to camp. As girls enter middle school, they can dig deep into what interests them—they might learn to code, make a PSA, travel to new places, or go on an outdoor adventure. Did we mention the potential for earning college scholarships? Learn more about the different ways to participate

NOTE: Programming and activities are different in light of COVID-19. We are working hard to adapt to girls’ needs to keep them connected, engaged, and inspired from home and online, and in limited gatherings and outside events following local and federal guidelines. Girls can still earn badges; build new skills; participate in virtual events; help their communities through safe service projects; learn how to protect the environment; explore (STEM); and more.

What Girl Scout activities are most popular?
Girl Scouts offers programs to match almost any girl’s interests. Whether it’s camping and hiking, engaging in awesome science and math activities, exploring the environmenttraveling the globe, learning first aid, running a cookie business, or building stronger friendships, girls discover all kinds of activities that stimulate their brains and strengthen their bodies. Looking for something else? Girl Scouts also lets girls build a unique experience around their own specific interests.

NOTE: Although outdoor activities and travel are limited right now due to COVID-19, there is still so much for girls to explore and do as Girl Scouts. Her experience will look different for the time being, but it will remain unique, enriching, and life-changing. We’re here for her—adapting to meet her needs every step of the way. 

What is the best age for a girl to join Girl Scouts?
Any age is a good age to become a Girl Scout! We offer programs for girls from kindergarten through high school. Learn more about Girl Scouts by age group (or grade level).

NOTE: Programming and activities will vary temporarily because of COVID-19. We will continue to adapt as the situation evolves. 

Is there anything for former Girl Scouts to do as an adult?
We also have an excellent alum network  for adults.

When can we join?
Right now! In fact, it's always a good time to join Girl Scouts. Join before the new school year, or any time that works best for your family. We’re flexible and can tailor your girl’s experience to her needs, even in challenging times like these.

How much does it cost to join Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is a great value! Dues start at just $25 for the membership year, which begins October 1 each year. Girls and volunteers can join at any time. Optional costs may also include your girl’s Girl Scout uniform and program fees for activities your girl may want to participate in. We don’t want cost to be a barrier, so don’t hesitate to ask  about financial assistance.

What about safety?
Safety is a top priority for Girl Scouts. All activities are supervised, and we provide our volunteers with top-notch training and program resources. We also follow comprehensive safety guidelines tailored to individual activities and girls' ages. And right now, we’re continually adapting our programming and activities to promote the utmost safety and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state recommendations for social distancing. 

We are also working hard to ensure that girls stay safe online. Different types of virtual events will have different protocols that keep girls safe, such as only identifying girls by first name and requiring registration or passwords to join.  Access to registration information is limited to GSUSA and local council staff only. Each troop can also set its own safety practices for online troop meetings.

How do I sign her up?
It's easy! Just click "Join Girl Scouts" at the bottom of our Join page. 

Can parents and adults volunteer?
Yes! Be her cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping her develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Right now, you can also volunteer virtually and keep girls engaged and inspired in challenging times. Volunteer today.

What does she get from joining Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts are happy and confident, and they thrive on new adventures and experiences. 

A Girl Scout knows she's having fun, but you'll know she's also gaining:

Important financial literacy skills (math, anyone?) as she participates in the largest girl-run business in the world—the Girl Scout Cookie Program

  • Healthy relationship skills that will help her navigate through her school years, especially as she moves into middle school and high school
  • Knowledge that will help her in science classes as she builds robots, conducts amazing experiments with her friends, or explores the natural world around her
  • Leadership skills that will make it easier for her to speak up in class and advocate for herself and others

Girls become more empowered as they move through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a data-driven approach to what girls do and how they do it. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls discover new things, connect new skills to the real world, and then take action to use what they’ve learned to help their community! Every Girl Scout experience is girl-led and focuses on cooperative hands-on learning.

Underneath the fun, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience benefits girls in five important ways:

  • STRONG SENSE OF SELF
    Girls develop confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.
  • POSITIVE VALUES
    Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.
  • CHALLENGE SEEKING
    Girls take appropriate risks, try things even if they might fail, and learn from mistakes.
  • HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
    Girls develop and maintain healthy relationships by communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively.
  • COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING
    Girls learn how to identify problems in the community, create plans to solve them, and contribute to the world in a purposeful and meaningful ways.

And it doesn't stop there. Joining Girl Scouts helps her excel in every area of her life, including at home and at school. 


 

Become a Volunteer     

And grownups? Whether you have kids, grandkids, or no kids of your own, you can have a front-row seat to the fun and community, too. Press play and volunteer with Girl Scouts. You’ve got what it takes to change girls’ lives.

Help girls develop confidence that will last a lifetime while having a ton of fun. Whether you can give a little time or a lot, it all starts with you.

Ready to Volunteer?

We're so excited you're ready to volunteer!

Before you continue, here are some quick tips to make the registration process as smooth as possible:

Becoming a Volunteer 
After clicking on "Continue" below and filling out your basic information, you'll find our volunteer opportunity catalog, where you can search for an available volunteer role.

  • Want to volunteer with a specific troop? Type in the troop number to find volunteer opportunities for that troop. Hint: Make sure to remove the zip code when typing in a troop number. If you can't find the specific troop/volunteer opportunity you're looking for, choose “Unsure” and type in the troop number along with any other pertinent information, and a staff member will be in touch to help you.
  • Want to find volunteer opportunities near you? Type in your zip code to find volunteer opportunities in your area. If you’re unsure of which volunteer opportunity to pick, or don't find one, choose “Unsure” and a staff member will be in touch shortly to help you. 

Once you’ve picked a volunteer opportunity (or selected “Unsure”) and purchased your Girl Scouts membership, you will receive an email with instructions on how to start and submit your background screening requirements.

Stopping Within the Registration Process 
If at any point you'd like to stop within the registration process before purchasing your Girl Scouts membership,* a staff member will be in touch shortly to answer your questions or provide you with more information. 

*Once a membership is purchased, we are not able to provide refunds, except in cases where the wrong membership year was selected or a duplicate membership was purchased.

CONTINUE BUTTON

Questions?

Call 800-632-6894 or email info@girlscoutsdiamonds.org and we'll be happy to help!

Ways to Volunteer

Be the troop leader who supports her every week—the one who watches her smile get bigger as she grows more confident. Mentor a Girl Scout Cookie Professional during cookie season so she can earn enough to reach the goals she and her troop set. Or work with other adults to provide the kind of behind-the-scenes support that makes it possible for her to make amazing new memories at Girl Scouts.

Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks, or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun.

Ways to Volunteer

 

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