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Why Girl Scouts?

As the largest girl-serving organization in the United States, the Girl Scouts are more than three million strong, encompassing 2.3 million girls, 5 to 17 years of age; 16,000 American Girl Scouts overseas; 880,000 adult volunteers; 50 million alumnae; and 112 councils throughout the country. Reflecting the rich diversity of our country, we form a multicultural mosaic. We are urban,  suburban and rural, and provide outreach to girls in schools, churches, temples, mosques, public housing, foster homes and detention centers.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience helps girls discover what they can do, learn to connect with others, and take action to improve the world around them. Our programs focus on:

GrnBlt.png Science and technologyProviding opportunities to explore the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and introducing girls to inspiring role models in these fields.

GrnBlt.pngFinancial literacy Encouraging tomorrow’s entrepreneurs today through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program where girls learn five vital life skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.

GrnBlt.pngHealthy living Recognizing that physical health, emotional health and self-esteem are inter-connected.

GrnBlt.pngEnvironmental leadershipCombining environmental education with community action, both locally and nationally.

GrnBlt.pngGlobal citizenshipMaking the world smaller and the girl bigger as she learns she can have a global impact and a global voice.


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