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Why Girl Scouts?

With Girls Scouts, girls have the opportunity to develop their leadership potential by providing them a safe space where they can participate in actives to explore their interests. In a troop, she will learn the values, skills, and lessons that come with being a Girl Scout. She will be invited to take action in her community, in a way that makes a difference.

We regularly feature troops from our council on our blog, so it’s easy to find out all the amazing things your daughter can see and do with the Girl Scouts. Some stories are about what they’ve done at camp and others are about small community rehabilitation projects. Many girls are doing great things for their community that they may not have attempted without Girl Scouts. 

What do Girl Scouts do?

Girls can join a troop or go solo with the Juliette program as an individually registered member (IRM). As an individual girls can still participate in all Girl Scout activities that are age/grade appropriate and earn awards.

Girls in grades K-5 might belong to a troop, learn new skills and earn badges, go on hikes, or head to camp for the first time. Older girls 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:


Camping: She’ll have opportunities to go camping with her troop or, regardless of whether or not she’s a scout, she can even join one of our summer Girl Scout camps.


Girl Media Team Do you want to share your passion with others? Are you outspoken? Then you might be a right fit for our Girl Media Team! Girls in fourth grade and up can join. You’ll be trained to talk to the media about Girl Scouts. Members of the media team have done TV, radio, and newspaper interviews about the Girl Scout cookie program and camp.


Travel:  Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older, offers a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.

Explore her interests through Series and Journeys, Badges and working toward achieving the Highest Awards in Girl Scouts.

Our council offers a number of opportunities. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have through our Facebook page! Or contact us through our website.