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What she gets from joining Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts are happy and confident, and they thrive on new adventures and experiences.

A Girl Scout knows she's having fun, but you'll know she's also gaining:

  • Important financial literacy skills (math, anyone?) as she participates in the largest girl-run business in the world—the Girl Scout Cookie Program
  • Healthy relationship skills that will help her navigate through her school years, especially as she moves into middle school and high school
  • Knowledge that will help her in science classes as she builds robots, conducts amazing experiments with her friends, or explores the natural world around her
  • Leadership skills that will make it easier for her to speak up in class and advocate for herself and others

Girls become more empowered as they move through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, a set of activities and challenges designed to deliver specific benefits to girls at every age level.

Underneath the fun, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience benefits girls in five important ways:

  • STRONG SENSE OF SELF
    Girls develop confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.
  • POSITIVE VALUES
    Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.
  • CHALLENGE SEEKING
    Girls take appropriate risks, try things even if they might fail, and learn from mistakes.
  • HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS
    Girls develop and maintain healthy relationships by communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively.
  • COMMUNITY PROBLEM SOLVING
    Girls desire to contribute to the world in purposeful and meaningful ways, learn how to identify problems in the community, and create “action plans” to solve them.

And it doesn't stop there. Joining Girl Scouts helps her excel in every area of her life, including at home and at school.

What girls are saying about their Girl Scout Experience

It’s really important for girls to stay engaged with science and engineering since it’s such a large part of our world. Girl Scouts showed me it was okay for girls to be interested in STEM. I need to know about these technologies to help me in my future career.
16-year-old Girl Scout, Florida

Without Girl Scouts I would not be where I am today. I think I’ve earned better grades than I would have otherwise. Now I’m looking forward to college, and Girl Scouts has made me more competitive when it comes to applying for the scholarships I’ll need to be able to afford my education.
—15-year-old Girl Scout, Ohio

I used to feel weird because I liked science and math and a lot of my friends were more interested in girly things. After we did some STEM activities in Girl Scouts, I know I can actually be a scientist when I grow up.
—11-year-old Girl Scout, Colorado

School is so much stress and hard for me. Girl Scouts is where I can be good at stuff. Teaching arts and crafts or leading games for younger scouts makes me feel good about myself, like I can do something good. Camping and travel with my friends and no boys around is the best part of Girl Scouts.
13-year-old Girl Scout, Texas

I really like the Girl Scout cookie sale because it teaches me to be more social and to have good eye contact with people.
10-year-old Girl Scout, Texas

My leaders are the best. I used to be very shy, in Daisies, but now I’m not, and it’s because of joining Scouts, getting to know them, and making friends and learning.
12-year-old Girl Scout, Pennsylvania

 

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2018 Troop Forming Events

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Come join us during one of these fun troop forming events.

Eastern Counties --- Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, and Wakulla
Central Counties --- Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Walton, and Washington

 

 

Western Counties --- Escambia, Okaloosa, and Santa Rosa

Escambia -

  • Wednesday, October 31, 5:00-6:00pm, Sam’s Spooky City Halloween Event, 6709 Fun City Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32505
  • Friday, November 9, 5:30-6:30pm, Beulah Parent Night, 6201 Helms Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526

Okaloosa County -

  • Tuesday, November 6, 6:00-7:00pm, Niceville Parent Night at Addie R Lewis School, 281 Mississippi Ave, Valparaiso, FL 32580

Santa Rosa County -

  • Tuesday, October 30, 6:30-8:00pm, Navarre Parent Night, West Navarre Primary, 1955 Lowe Rd, Navarre, FL 32566

 

When you unleash your inner G.I.R.L., you can accomplish anything!

At Girl Scouts, the next opportunity to stand up, speak up, and take the lead is never far away. With us, you’ll discover the G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™ in you, and watch her shine, again and again.

Will you find a sustainable solution to a problem in your community? Will you explore the great outdoors? Build a robot? Learn to code? Conduct an experiment?

With us, the possibilities are truly endless. Discover all you can be and everything you can accomplish when you have the right tools and a safe space to shine—and work together to change the world.