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    Why Girl Scouts?
    Studies show that to create positive, sustainable change in our complex world, we need collaborative leaders who value diversity, inclusion, and teamwork. And yet too few leaders today embody these qualities. Since March 12, 1912, when the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, organized the very first Girl Scout troop in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, Girl Scouts has provided girls of all ages and backgrounds with thousands of unique, girl-led experiences that challenge them, teach them, connect them, and encourage them to take meaningful action at every turn. 

    Her Girl Scout Experience 

    As a Girl Scout, your girl will participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience — a one-of a-kind program where she will …

    • Engage in healthy activities! 

    • Find her entrepreneurial spirit and learn financial literacy! 

    • Explore the great outdoors! 

    • Participate in hands-on STEM skill-building! 

    • Connect with girls around the world! 

    • Take on meaningful community service projects!

    Every step of the way, she’ll lead her experience and learn by doing. And at Girl Scouts, she’ll have plenty of opportunities to jump in and make amazing things happen, all while being supported by her peers and caring adults.

    The Girl Scout Difference

    Research shows that Girl Scouts can be the difference between thriving and surviving for girls. These are the facts: 

    • Join, volunteer, or donate today at gsvsc.org. Although it’s common for a girl’s sense of self to decline in middle school, a Girl Scout’s sense of self increases during this period. 
    • During middle school, non–Girl Scouts’ interests and involvement in their communities decreases, whereas Girl Scouts’ desire to solve problems in their communities rises. 
    • A Girl Scout is more likely than her non–Girl Scout peers to participate in leadership activities — she truly believes in the power of G.I.R.L.!  
    • The skills girls learn through Girl Scouting prepare them for a lifetime of leadership. Girl Scouts have better grades, aspire to higher levels of education, and are more confident about their futures than non–Girl Scouts.



    Kewanda Gardner
    Jameka Young
    Dr. Robin L. Coletrain