Girl Scouts Love to Camp!
How you can support your troop
First-time camper? Why not start small, and progress? Your girls can experience the benefits of the outdoors by holding a meeting outside, going for a hike, earning a Girls’ Choice Troop Camping badge, and then reserving time at one of our eight camp properties to ramp up your outdoor experience. Girl Scouts requires that a Cookout Campout-trained volunteer attend troop camping trips—and that could be you! To find the next training course, click here.
Girl Scouts in the News
Find out what’s new at Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital by watching CEO Lidia Soto-Harmon’s interviewed on Comcast.
Read Girl Scout Junior Alice’s op-ed in the New York Times on her girl-led Raise Your Hand initiative.
Watch our CEO respond to marketplace competition on Channel 4.
What’s the Gold Award?
As your girl progresses in Girl Scouting, she has the opportunity to achieve the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, the Gold Award. You can go for the Gold Award if you are in high school (9th–12th grade), registered as a Girl Scout Senior or Ambassador, and have completed two Senior or Ambassador Journeys OR earned the Girl Scout Silver Award and completed one Senior or Ambassador Journey. Once achieved, the Gold Award shows colleges, employers, and your community that you’re a leader, changing the world.
The Girl Scout Difference
With news about marketplace competition, it’s important to clarify that Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts are two separate organizations, both chartered by Congress to serve girls and boys respectively. Girl Scouts will remain an organization that exclusively serves girls. Our leadership program is time-tested and research-based. Learn more about the Girl Scout Difference here.
Raising Awesome Girls
Straightforward, realistic, and proven parenting advice on everything and anything you might deal with when raising girls. Check out the latest post, “The New Cool Girl Hang Out? City Council Meetings.”
Every G.I.R.L. is a go-getter, innovator, risk taker, leader. Here is another way your troop can make your community a better place: Join the G.I.R.L. Agenda. It’s Girl Scout’s nonpartisan initiative to inspire, prepare and mobilize girls and volunteers to lead positive change through civic action. To learn how to get your troop involved, visit www.GIRLagenda.org.