The Girl Scout Purpose -
The purpose of Girl Scouting is to inspire girls with the highest ideals of character, conduct, patriotism, and service that they may become happy and resourceful citizens. Girl Scouting seeks to accomplish this by providing girls opportunities to develop their potential and have fun with their peers in a supportive, all-girl setting.
Girl Scouting Is -
A movement that gives girls from all segments of American life a chance to develop their potential, to make friends, and to become a vital part of their community. Based on ethical values, it opens up a world of opportunity for girls, working in partnership with adult volunteers. Its sole focus is to meet the special needs of girls.
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.
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.
Its Program -
Is a continuous adventure in learning that offers every girl a broad range of activities which address both her current interests and her future role as a woman. Through activities that stimulate self-discovery, girls are introduced to the excitement in the worlds of science, the arts, the out-of-doors, and people. Girls grow in skill and in self-confidence. They have fun, they make new friends, and through meaningful community service they acquire understanding about themselves and others.
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. Is -
The largest voluntary organization for girls in the world. lt is open to all girls ages 5 through 17 (or in kindergarten through grade 12) who subscribe to its ideals as stated in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
It is part of a worldwide family of girls and adults in 136 countries through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
Its Members -
Approximately 3.4 million members. 2,583,500 girls in five program levels:
Daisy Girl Scouts, ages 5-6 (kindergarten or grade 1) Brownie Girl Scouts, ages 6-8 (or grades 1-2-3) Junior Girl Scouts, ages 8-11 (or grades 3-4-5-6) Cadette Girl Scouts, ages 11-14 (or grades 6-7-8-9) Senior Girl Scouts, ages 14-17 (or grades 9-10-11-12)
806,630 adult members (women and men), including volunteer leaders, consultants, board members, and staff specialists in such areas as child development, adult education, outdoor education, and administration. Employed executives account for less than 1 percent of total adult membership.
Girls and leaders participate in Girl Scouting through group activities in troops. There are 219,136 troops, including USA Girl Scouts Overseas in over 80 countries. Members of overseas troops come from U.S. military and civilian families living abroad.