My experience as a Girl Scout made me a better, more confident
person and showed me ways to make the world a better place.
—13-year-old Girl Scout, Massachusetts
It’s really important for girls to stay engaged with science and
engineering since it’s such a large part of our world. Girl Scouts
showed me it was okay for girls to be interested in STEM. I need to
know about these technologies to help me in my future career.
—16-year-old Girl Scout, Florida
Without Girl Scouts I would not be where I am today. I think I’ve
earned better grades than I would have otherwise. Now I’m looking
forward to college, and Girl Scouts has made me more competitive
when it comes to applying for the scholarships I’ll need to be able
to afford my education.
—15-year-old Girl Scout, Ohio
I used to feel weird because I liked science and math and a lot of
my friends were more interested in girly things. After we did some
STEM activities in Girl Scouts, I know I can actually be a scientist
when I grow up.
—11-year-old Girl Scout, Colorado
School is so much stress and hard for me. Girl Scouts is where I
can be good at stuff. Teaching arts and crafts or leading games for
younger scouts makes me feel good about myself, like I can do
something good. Camping and travel with my friends and no boys
around is the best part of Girl Scouts.
I really like the Girl Scout cookie sale because it teaches me to
be more social and to have good eye contact with people.
—10-year-old Girl Scout, Texas
My leaders are the best. I used to be very shy, in Daisies, but now
I’m not, and it’s because of joining Scouts, getting to know them,
and making friends and learning.
—12-year-old Girl Scout, Pennsylvania
I got to dig holes to plant trees. They taught the right way to do
it and why. We also planted flowers and it was neat to see them
bloom this spring.
—10-year-old Girl Scout, Oklahoma
I started camping with my troop when I was a Brownie and have since
improved my skills... I have learned how to cook outside, hike,
lead, do archery, tie dye, and so much more just from going camping.
Everything that I learn during camping with my troop will help me
later in life.
—12-year-old Girl Scout, Illinois