Who do you want the girl in your life to become?
Whether she is in kindergarten or her senior year of high school, you want her to become self-confident, strong, and compassionate. You want her to respect herself and others, make good decisions, to be open to new challenges, and use her skills and talents to make her world a better place. You want her to build strong friendships, be a leader, and put her values into practice in her everyday life.
You want her to develop courage, confidence, and character!
Social pressure, image issues, and uncertain security—there are so many potential hurdles to girls' well-being. For nearly 100 years, Girl Scouting has been helping girls realize their full potential and everything that we offer today is more relevant than ever.
The Girl Scout program is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and a program that encourages girls to:
- Discover: Learn about themselves and the world around them in age-appropriate ways.
- Connect: Develop appropriate relationships with other girls and adults and care about the needs of others.
- Take Action: Find ways to improve and protect the world around them, creating a better future for themselves and others through age-appropriate community service, action-based projects, and community partnerships that help others.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through enriching experiences, such as extraordinary trips, skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong.
Frequently Asked Questions
Your daughter will get the most benefit in Girl Scouts if you are involved. Even if you’re unable to volunteer on a regular basis, there are many ways that busy parents can help. Ask what needs to be done. It could be as simple as setting-up or cleaning-up, leading an activity, or assisting girls to complete projects— it’s all important.
Be a Part of Her Team
- Please complete and return forms and permission slips for activities on time.
- Attend parent meetings, activities and special ceremonies.
- Be part of the troop/group product sales team.
- Drive or chaperone girls for an event or field trip.
- Keep records for the troop or group.
- Assist with phone calling or e-mailing troop members.
- Take photos to share with other parents & the council.
- Make a financial contribution to the council in support of your daughter and other girls in the community.
- Express your appreciation to your daughter’s leaders and encourage your daughter to do the same.