Sign Her Up for Girl Scouts

Adventure. Confidence. Leadership.

Be a part of every inspiring moment she’ll experience as she unleashes her G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ potential to accomplish amazing things. At Girl Scouts, she’ll try new things, face challenges head-on, and find creative solutions to the problems she sees—all while building the skills she needs to shine today and tomorrow.

With your desire for her to dream more, create more, and experience more, combined with our expertise, she’ll discover the power of G.I.R.L. within her and embark on a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. One action, one project, and one Girl Scout Leadership Journey at a time, she’ll change the world and make it a better place for herself and others.

Girl Scouts offers every girl opportunity after opportunity to do more and be more. Greatness is already in her DNA; we just help her set it free.

Research shows that as a Girl Scout, she’ll benefit in five important ways:

  • STRONG SENSE OF SELF: She’ll find confidence in herself and all that she’s capable of as she tries new things, faces her fears, and learns from her mistakes—forming a healthy identity in the process.

  • POSITIVE VALUES: She’ll learn to act ethically, lead with honesty, be responsible, and show concern for others with every step she takes. When she leads with positivity, there are no limits to what she can accomplish.

  • CHALLENGE SEEKING: She’ll take appropriate risks, opening herself up to new opportunities and new experiences. At Girl Scouts, she’ll learn that failure is never a reason to give up, only another opportunity to try something different.

  • HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: She’ll practice leading with positivity, learning to communicate her feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively—the kind of relationship-building skills that will help her successfully navigate her school years and the future.

  • COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING: She’ll identify problems in her community and create action plans to solve them. And she’ll always know her contributions are meaningful and filled with purpose.

We want every Girl Scout’s experience to be the best it can be. You can make that happen for your girl—and others—by signing up today.

Join the movement for every girl!
 

Unleash her inner leader, and yours!

 

Outside the U.S.? Check out USAGSO.

FAQ

Can parents also be volunteers?
Absolutely! It’s important for you to be involved so that your girl 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 Girl Scout council to get started. Did we mention how much fun you’ll have?

How much time can I commit as a volunteering parent?
You can commit as much or as little time as your schedule allows. Spending high-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 girl. Help 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 else does my involvement make a difference?
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 volunteers, whether it’s during the school year, over summer break, or any time in between.

 

Why participating is so important

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

  • Enjoy amazing new experiences
  • Make new friends and become more confident
  • Discover different skills and interests in a safe, nurturing environment

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

Be supportive of her 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.
  • Appreciate and recognize the time, talent, and skills her leader shares with the troop/group. 

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

 

Amazing activities to share

Try any of these fun ways to spend high-quality time with your girl. 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. 

  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.