Step Into Girl Scouting

Girl Scout program is fun with purpose! It is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law that generations of girls have followed. In 2008, Girl Scouts launched the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, represented by three keys of leadership—Discover, Connect, and Take Action (PDF)—to promote the Girl Scout Mission:
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout program is based on the needs and interests of girls. All members:

Program Basics

What Do Girl Scouts Do?

Girl Scouts earn badges, hike and camp, participate in the cookie program, and much more. They improve neighborhoods, protect the planet, design robots, and establish sports clinics. See what a great Girl Scout year can look like for each grade level by visiting Girl Scout GPS!

  What Daisies Do (PDF) What Cadettes Do (PDF)
  What Brownies Do (PDF) What Seniors Do (PDF)
  What Juniors Do (PDF) What Ambassadors Do (PDF)



Girl Scout program starts girls off on a Journey of their choice from the National Leadership Journeys series. They'll earn awards, have fun, and take on projects that change the world.

Girls then add The Girl's Guide to Girl Scouting to their program portfolio. The Girl's Guide offers girls national proficiency badges, traditions and history, an awards log, and much more. Let Brownie Elf walk you through a fun video (below) describing the Girl's Guide. For complete information about what girls from kindergarten through high school do in Girl Scouts and the awards they can earn, please see the main Program page.

Girls will want to keep up with all the excitement of Girl Scouting by tuning into Girl Scouts for girls, a place just for girls and teens to enjoy Girl Scout games and videos and explore travel, global girls, and fun!

Volunteers will find it helpful to talk to their Girl Scout councils about handy resources including Volunteer Essentials—a guide for Girl Scout adults—and Girl Scouting 101, the online orientation. To locate the council nearest you, see the Girl Scout Council Finder.