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What is Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts isn’t just a moment in her life, it’s a movement dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Why do families love us?
Girl Scouts is a way of life that brings out the best in your girl, even in the most challenging of times. While she’s learning about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills, she’s discovering new ways to make your family and community stronger, kinder, and better for everyone.

How does it work?
Groups of Girl Scouts, called troops, typically meet weekly or biweekly for an hour or two. Guided by adult volunteers—often parents and caregivers—girls select exciting hands-on activities and projects, try new things, and cheer each other on. Together, they earn badges to reflect their successes and show the world what they’re made of.

What’s the goal?
Making sure girls see and have opportunities to reach their potential isn’t just about helping them earn better grades, make better decisions, and lead happier lives (though it helps with those things too!). It’s about creating a more fair, equal, and compassionate world where every girl has a seat at the table and can make her dreams come true. Check out our values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Girl Scout Promise and Law
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Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

 

Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

* Members may substitute for the word God in accordance with their own spiritual beliefs.

How can you get involved?

Your local council will be so excited to welcome you and your girl! Whether you want to start a new troop for your girl and her friends, join an existing troop, or have questions, contact us! We’re here for you!

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Need to know more to help you decide what's right for you? Check out all the different ways to have fun at Girl Scouts. Or, see all the exciting possibilities Girl Scouts offers for girls of all ages and choose your adventure.

Be the role model she'll remember forever. Check out Become a Volunteer.

 

Already have a Girl Scout membership in another council? Complete the Council to Council Transfer Request to have your membership moved to Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania!