Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout program is for every girl, everywhere.
Most girls join a local troop or group for fun and friendship, but they also find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities – the core qualities of Girl Scouting. But you don’t have to be in a troop to be a Girl Scout! Here are some of the ways a girl can be a Girl Scout:
Girl Scout Leadership FAQ
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The Girl Scout program is based on the needs and interests of girls. All members:
*Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois offers financial assistance for membership dues and many council level events and programs. Contact us for more information.
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Girl Scout Daisy – (kindergarten - first grades)
Girl Scout Daises meet in groups of five to ten with two or more adult leaders in a nurturing, inclusive environment. The adventure of Girl Scouting begins here as they go on trips, learn about nature and science, and explore the arts and their communities. Daisy Girl Scouts can also earn Learning Petals and receive participation patches.
Sample Activities for Girl Scout Daisies
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Girl Scout Brownies work together in groups, earn Brownie Girl Scout Try-Its, and explore their community. Making new friends, fun, and age-appropriate activities begin at the Brownie Girl Scout meeting and move out to the community and wider world.
Sample Activities for Girl Scout Brownies
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Girl Scout Juniors earn badges and discover what girl power is all about through new activities and by learning to take charge of their own plans. They gain self - confidence as they explore the world in partnership with their troop leaders.
Activities for Girl Scout Juniors
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Girl Scout Cadettes are learning that Girl Scouting can offer them the world with many exciting opportunities to explore personal interests, develop a healthy way of life, work on leadership skills, and provide service to the community. They are learning to take the lead and follow their dreams.
Activities for Girl Scout Cadettes
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Girl Scout Seniors participate in Girl Scouting in many ways that fit into their busy lives, by mixing and matching activities and resources to suit their needs while giving back to their communities. They connect with each other and build self-esteem and confidence in their skills as they work on a range of projects and gain life experiences that take them through their high school years and prepare them for college life and beyond.
Activities for Girl Scout Seniors
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Girl Scout Ambassadors participate in Girl Scouting as young leaders who are gaining independence and freedom and like to make their own decisions. They are exploring their transition into adulthood by exploring their passions and beliefs, and they are making decisions about their future. They are advocates for Girl Scouting and strive to make a difference in the world.
Activities for Girl Scout Ambassadors
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