Senior Troop 1431 from Arlington, VA ready for zip lining at Council event near Harper's Ferry. Photo by Ellen Smythe.CapiTalk News
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GIRL SCOUTING BUILDS GIRLS OF COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, AND CHARACTER, WHO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE.

Girls+Girl Scouts=

High Academic Achievement  

The Girl Scout mission is to develop girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience girls  Discover themselves; Connect with others; and Taking Action in the world.

A wonderful result of Girl Scouting is that our girls often do well in the classroom. Girl Scout Research Institute examined the relationship between Girl Scout experiences and success in school. In particular, it explored the ways in which Girl Scout leadership experiences contribute to girls’ academic engagement and achievement. The research found:

  • Girl Scout participation has a positive impact on girls’ leadership.
  • Most Girl Scouts in this study are academically successful.
  • Girl Scout factors influence academic success as much as, and sometimes more than, non-Girl Scout factors known to impact academics, such as positive student-teacher relationships.
  • Girls who gain experience solving problems and seeking challenges in Girl Scouting are more successful in school than girls who gain less experience in these areas

Read the report - PDF

Posted: Mar 5, 2013

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