G.I.R.L. - go-getter / innovator / risk-taker / leader
  • Go-getter
  • Innovator
  • Risk-taker
  • Leader

Let’s Take the Lead Like a Girl Scout!

While some people still think of us as just cookies, campfires, and friendship bracelets, Girl Scouts are so much more.

Girl Scouts are big thinkers, groundbreakers, and role models.

Girl Scouts design robots, start garage bands, and improve their communities—and yes, they sell the best cookies on the planet.

When she's a Girl Scout, she’s also a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.


She’s bold, honest, and determined to succeed. In her mind failure is no reason not to get back up and try again, and again, and again. That explains why half of all U.S. businesswomen were Girl Scouts. 



Thinking outside the box is her specialty, so she’s always looking for a creative way to take action. A clear correlation: 75 percent of current female senators were Girl Scouts. 



Courageous and strong, she’s keen to try new things and embrace the unfamiliar. It's no wonder that nearly all of the 40 women who have flown in space were Girl Scouts.



She’s confident, responsible, and committed to changing the world. Here's proof: Every year, Girl Scouts collectively spend more than 75 million hours improving their communities.


These traits define girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. This is the Girl Scout DNA.

It could be part of your DNA, too—whatever your age, gender, or background. The only question is, are you ready to take the lead...like a Girl Scout?

 Learn more: How Girl Scouts Measure Up (PDF)

Unleash your inner G.I.R.L.!

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Check out our new PSA!

Ever since the first Girl Scout troop was formed more than 100 years ago, being a Girl Scout has been a transformative experience. More than 59 million girls have participated in our program—but we’re not resting on our century of experience helping girls achieve their dreams. We’re always evolving!

Look for our public service announcement airing in select cable markets starting in December 2016.

Raise your voice and sing along to the new Girl Scout anthem!

Our powerful new anthem, “Watch Me Shine,” explores how Girl Scouts find the strength and confidence to lead the way, every day—and create meaningful change in themselves and their communities. Written by Grammy Award-winner Liz Rose and performer Emily Shackelton (both Girl Scouts themselves!), the tune also features Girl Scouts on backup vocals.

See the awesome things G.I.R.L.s do!

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