State of Girls: Thriving or Surviving? - The State Index of Girls' Well-Being (PDF)

State of Girls - Full Report (PDF)

State of Girls - Executive Summary (PDF)

State of Girls - Power Point presentation (PPT)

State of Girls - Findings Brief (PDF)

State of Girls - Chapter breakouts (PDF)

Chapter 1 - The Changing Face of Girls

Chapter 2 - Economic Well-Being & Employment Status

Chapter 3 - Physical Health & Safety

Chapter4 - Emotional Health & Safety

Chapter 5 - Education

Chapter 6 - Extracurricular and Out-of-School Activities

Chapter 7 - Girls' Leadership

Chapter 8 - Technology and Media Use

News Release

State of Girls - Fact Sheet – Hispanic/Latina girls (PDF)

State of Girls - Fact Sheet – Black/African American girls (PDF)

State of Girls - Fact Sheet – What Girl Scouting Does to Address the State of Girls (PDF)


The State of Girls is a series of first-of-its-kind reports by the Girl Scout Research Institute that examine girls' health and well-being in the United States. These reports are based on current national statistical indicators focused on key issues such as health, safety, educational achievement, as well as demographic trends of girls in the U.S.

These data can be useful to a broad public audience that includes educators, policy makers, nonprofits and concerned community leaders.

The State of Girls: State level data on girls' well-being (2014)

The State of Girls: Thriving or Surviving? (2014) examines girls' well-being across each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each state is ranked based on a state index of girls' well-being, which considers five indicators of girls' well-being: physical health and safety, economic well-being, education, emotional health, and extracurricular / out-of-school time activities.

The State of Girls national report (2013)

The State of Girls: Unfinished Business is a groundbreaking report from the Girl Scout Research Institute that stakes out key issues and major trends affecting girls' leadership and healthy development in the U.S. today. A report of this magnitude and breadth focusing specifically on girls has never been conducted, making it a much-needed resource in the field. As the "voice for and of girls," Girl Scouts believes it is critical for those who support girls to have up to date, accurate information about the state of girls' physical, social and psychological well-being.

The report finds that while there is promising news for girls in areas such as their educational attainment, many girls are being left behind, and not all girls are faring the same. In particular, black/African American and Hispanic/Latina girls face significant challenges in making successful transitions to adulthood. However, we know that "data is not destiny" and Girl Scouting is committed to ensuring all girls reach their full potential.