Sign Her Up for Girl Scouts

Happiness. Confidence. New adventures. 

With Girl Scouts, she'll get all those things and more. She'll know she's having fun, but you'll know she's gaining:

  • Important financial literacy skills as she participates in the largest girl-run business in the world—the Girl Scout Cookie Program
  • Healthy relationship skills that will help her navigate through her school years, especially as she moves into middle school and high school
  • Skills that will help her in science classes as she builds robots, conducts fun experiments with her friends, or explores the natural world around her
  • Leadership skills that will make it easier for her to speak up in class and advocate for herself and others

We want every Girl Scout’s experience to be the best it can be. You can make that happen for your daughter—and others—by volunteering or participating in other ways.

Join the fun! 

Click “JOIN NOW” below and enter your zip code to find troops and other opportunities near you!

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You can also see answers to frequently asked questions, learn why your participation is important, and discover fun activities you and your daughter can share in Girl Scouts.


Can parents also be volunteers?
Absolutely! It’s important for you to be involved so that your child gets as much out of Girl Scouts as possible. We can always use your help at meetings, on trips, at the cookie booth, or wherever works for you and your schedule. Contact your local council to get started. Did we mention how much fun you’ll have while you’re there too?

How much time can I commit as a volunteering parent?
You can commit as much or as little time as your schedule allows. Spending quality time with your daughter and other Girl Scouts is a fulfilling experience for everyone—and any time you spend participating will have a positive effect.

My schedule is packed—can I still participate?
You don’t necessarily have to volunteer to participate—you can participate one-on-one with your child. Help her shape her Girl Scout experience, and ask questions about what she’s learning. Give her the support she needs to make her time in Girl Scouts the best it can be.

How does parental involvement enhance the Girl Scout experience?
Many parents tell us that their relationship with their daughter has deepened since participating in Girl Scouts. Bonding over good times and shared experiences is a win-win for everyone.

When can I join as a volunteer?
Why not today? We’re always looking for qualified volunteers to help, whether it’s during the school year, over summer break, or any time in between.

How do I sign up to officially participate in Girl Scouts?
It's easy! Just click "JOIN NOW" and enter your zip code in the space above and we'll direct you to your local Girl Scout council to get started.

Why participating is so important

When you volunteer or participate in activities with your daughter, you’ll help her:

  • Find awesome activities and amazing new experiences
  • Make new friends and become more confident
  • Discover new skills and explore new interests in a safe, nurturing environment

Your involvement and support will help shape your daughter's experience. She will see your commitment to her growth, and before you know it, you'll be growing too. 

Be supportive of your daughter’s Girl Scout experience:

  • Make sure she arrives and is picked up on time for all group activities.
  • Ask her about her Girl Scout activities, and really listen to what she has to say.
  • Support her troop/group leader through volunteer recognition. Appreciate and recognize the time, talent, and skills she or he shares with the troop/group. 

Your actions can make a real, positive difference. Here’s proof from our recent research:

  • Ninety-five percent of caregivers say their girl has made more friends through Girl Scouts.
  • Eighty-nine percent of caregivers say their girl is happier because of Girl Scouts.
  • Ninety percent of caregivers say their girl has grown more confident through Girl Scouts.

Source: Girl Scouts of the USA 2014 pulse poll

Five amazing activities to share

Try any of these fun ways to spend quality time with your daughter or the girl in your life. Invite some friends along, too!

  1. Take a nature walk.
    You don’t need to head out into the deep woods—the local park or somewhere you both enjoy will do just fine. Don’t forget to pack your favorite snacks for the road. Looking for an easy, on-the-go snack idea? Try our Apple Snacks or our Walking Salad.
  2. Share your inspiration.
    Talk to her about women you admire—and ask her about the people who inspire her. Family members, friends, famous women in history—they’re all great choices. Encourage her to cut out pictures or draw. This booklet will help you get started—and leave her with something that reminds her of your special talk.
  3. Turn your living room into an improv theater.
    What does she want to be when she grows up? You might not need to answer that yet, but let her try some options out for the next five minutes. Get started with the Scene Spinner.
  4. Get your science on in the backyard.
    It’s amazing what wonders even the smallest outdoor spaces hold. Help her discover how much she can find by using our Flower Census or our Bug Census. Don’t forget to hit the computer and put your “field guide” together first. If you want to do more, head for the local nature preserve.
  5. Take a game break or make some online art.
    When it’s time for a change of pace on the smartphone or tablet, try these engaging, entertaining—and educational—online games, activities, and puzzles: Kaleidoscope Maker, the Drag and Drop Art Tool, our Paw Print Memory Game, or the Sports Matching Game.
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