Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere - where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders.


Most girls join a local troop or group for fun and friendship, and to find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities - the core qualities 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.


The Girl Scout program is based on the needs and interests of girls.  Although many girls join Girl Scouts to be part of a troop, girls many join Girl Scouts to attend camp, be part of a series, or to travel the world with Girl Scout sisters from around the United States.


​What Do Girls Do in Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts earn badges, hike and camp, participate in the cookie program, and much more. They improve neighborhoods, protect the planet, design robots, and establish sports clinics. See what a great Girl Scout year can look like for each grade level by clicking the links below:


What Girl Scout Daisies Do

What Girl Scout Brownies Do

What Girl Scout Juniors Do

What Girl Scout Cadettes Do

What Girl Scout Seniors Do

What Girl Scout Ambassadors Do


The National Program Portfolio

The National Program Portfolio has two main parts – leadership Journeys series and the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting.


With the Journeys, girls will earn awards, have fun, and take on projects that change the world.  There are three different Leadership Journeys series:

It’s Your World – Change It!
It’s Your Planet – Love It!
It’s Your Story – Tell It!

Each series has separate books and awards for each grade level and a corresponding adult guide.


Girls then add the Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting to their program portfolio. The Girl's Guide offers girls national proficiency badges, traditions and history, an awards log, and much more. The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting is where girls (and adults) can find exciting new badges, the 100th Anniversary handbook, information on bridging and Bronze/Silver/Gold Awards, Girl Scout history, tradition and much more!


Check out the Journey Maps and resources for everything you need to know to plan your Girl Scout year and tips on using the Journeys and The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting together!



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