Sign Her Up for Girl Scouts

Adventure. Confidence. Leadership.

Be a part of every inspiring moment she’ll experience as she unleashes her inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ 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 journey at a time, she’ll change the world and make it a better place for herself and others.

Girl Scouts gives every G.I.R.L. 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 we lead with positivity, there are no limits to what we can accomplish.

  • CHALLENGE SEEKING: She’ll take appropriate risks, opening herself up to new opportunities and new experiences. Here 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 or volunteering today.

Join the movement for every girl!
 

Unleash her inner leader, and yours!

Click "JOIN NOW"  or "VOLUNTEER NOW" below and enter your zip code to find troops and other opportunities near you!
 

Outside the U.S.? Check out USAGSO.


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.

FAQ

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.