Girl Scouts Make a Difference

Preparing girls for a lifetime of leadership

When they’re advocating for our communities, discovering the outdoors, exploring science and technology, or powering new adventures as part of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts discover they can achieve anything!

Girl-led, expert-approved, and volunteer-supported, Girl Scouts helps girls discover their strengths and change the world.

These inspiring go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders know what it means to be a Girl Scout—and what it takes to be an unstoppable woman on a powerful mission.

Meet the Girl Scout alums featured in our video.

  • Tyra Banks, Girl Scout and Executive Producer
    Tyra Banks
    Girl Scout and Executive Producer

    Redefining how the world perceives beauty isn’t a job for just anyone…

  • Katie Couric, Girl Scout and Journalist
    Katie Couric
    Girl Scout and Journalist

    Being the first female anchor of a network news channel isn’t a job for just anyone…

  • Melinda Gates, Girl Scout and Philanthropist
    Melinda Gates
    Girl Scout and Philanthropist

    Pushing to end poverty, disease, and social injustice isn’t a job for just anyone…

  • Ellen Kuras, Girl Scout and Director
    Ellen Kuras
    Girl Scout and Director

    Being a pioneering cinematographer isn’t a job for just anyone…

  • Venus Williams, Girl Scout and Tennis Legend
    Venus Williams
    Girl Scout and Tennis Legend

    Winning an impressive 7 Grand Slam titles isn’t a job for just anyone…

  • Susan Wojcicki, Girl Scout and CEO of YouTube
    Susan Wojcicki
    Girl Scout and CEO of YouTube

    Being one of the most influential business leaders in tech isn’t a job for just anyone…

Making the world a better place isn’t a job for just anyone! It calls for a strong sense of self and a willingness to take risks. Whether she’s an astronaut, athlete, anchor, advocate, actor, or any other fierce, inspirational trailblazer, chances are she got her start at Girl Scouts.  
Not just making their mark, but making a difference? That’s a job for a Girl Scout!

The Girl Scout Difference

Girl Scouts is the best leadership development experience for girls—one that’s designed with, by, and for girls.
Did you know? Girl Scouts fuels the female leadership pipeline. 50% of female business leaders, 73% of female U.S. senators, and 100% of female U.S. secretaries of state were Girl Scouts.

Learn more.         The Girl Scout Difference  (PDF)


Meet Girl Scout Alums

Reconnect with Girl Scout alums from across the country as they share how Girl Scouts affected their lives and inspired their amazing accomplishments.