In March 2012, The Girl Scout Research Institute released the Alumnae Impact Study, which investigated the effects of Girl Scouting on women. Researchers surveyed former Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts, and reached the following conclusion: Girl Scouting works.
Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than women who were not Girl Scouts. These outcomes are regarding sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income. And this is the case for all Girl Scout alumnae, across age/generations, social class, race, and engagement in other extracurricular activities.
For more information about the study, download the executive summary or the other materials below: