Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study

(New York, N.Y.: Girl Scouts of the USA, 2012). (Executive Summary, 44 pp.)

Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study is national research report investigating the effects of Girl Scouting on its alumnae population of women. The study was designed to explore questions such as:

In total more than 3,750 women participated in the study, of whom roughly 2,000 were Girl Scout alumnae. The study employed a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies in conjunction with Fluent, an independent research firm and reached the following conclusion: Girl Scouting works. Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than women who were not Girl Scouts. These outcomes are regarding sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income. And this is the case for all Girl Scout alumnae, across age/generations, social class, race, and engagement in other extracurricular activities.

Alumnae by the Numbers
Girl Scouts Alumnae by the Numbers (2015) (PDF) summarizes key stats on Girl Scouts alumnae based on a collection of alumnae research studies from 2012-2015. This fact sheet summarizes the significance and evaluation of Girl Scouting on the lives of women in the U.S. with special features on elected officials and women in business.


To find out more about the study, download the executive summary. You may also download supplemental material below:



For information about the Girl Scouts Alumnae Association, please visit: alumnae.girlscouts.org