WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
You can JOIN a Troop
You’ll get together with your friends to play games and sing songs; go on field trips to museums and nature centers; and explore the outdoors. Earn badges as you learn to do all kinds of fun things—like paint pictures, camp out, make jewelry, go geocaching, create inventions, conduct science experiments, plant gardens, and oh, so much more.Whether you get together once a week or once a month, you’ll find yourself counting the days until your troop meeting starts—and the fun continues!
You can have an outdoor ADVENTURE or head to camp
You live in a world of screens—smartphone! laptop! TV! tablet!—and sometimes you just want to get away from it all. We get it. That’s why you can focus your whole Girl Scout experience on getting outdoors. You’ll develop the kind of outdoor skills it’s hard to get anywhere else. Skills like building a campfire, pitching a tent, or canoeing across a lake. Hey, how about adding some horseback riding, rock climbing, and archery to the mix? Round things out with a ropes course, some zip lining, and maybe a week-long back-country trek, and you’ll find out how much fun it can be to unplug and explore the world around you.
You can TRAVEL the country—maybe even the world
You can experience all that our country has to offer, whether you’re “blasting off” at Space Camp in Alabama, taking in a Broadway show in New York City, or visiting the birthplace of Girl Scouts’ founder, Juliette Gordon Low, in Savannah, Georgia. And you can plan even bigger adventures around the world, traveling with other Girl Scouts who share your love of adventure. Make friends from all over the country as you travel with Girl Scouts from different states, see and learn new things, and pack your bags full of inspiring, life-changing experiences and memories.
You can EXPLORE interests through a Girl Scout Journey
She wants to explore new things, connect with friends and her community, and make a difference in the world. And she’ll be able to do just that when she and her troop experience a Girl Scout Journey.
She’ll team up with friends to:
Identify a problem they want to do something about
Come up with a sustainable solution that will make a difference
Create a team plan to make that solution a reality
Put their plan into action
Talk about what they’ve learned and what they’ll do next
Every Girl Scout grade level has different Journeys to choose from that include a sustainable Take Action project and all the exploration, discovery, and adventure to power a lifetime of leadership and success!
Girl Scouting is so much more than cookies and camping. Girl Scouts of all ages learn about a wide variety of topics by working on badges, going on field trips or doing service projects in their community. Girl Scout volunteers share in the fun and excitement as girls experience new challenges. Imagine yourself visiting NASA with a group of girls to learn about being an astronaut, wandering through an art museum, learning about other cultures or going on a nature hike. As a guide and role model for girls, Girl Scout volunteers help girls develop to their fullest potential. Whether you can give a few hours, a few weeks or a few months, volunteering with Girl Scouts is flexible and fun!
Friends & Family
Parents, guardians, caregivers, friends and family who take an active role in supporting the volunteer leadership of the troop. These individuals may support specific activities in the troop, act as drivers on troop outings, fill in for troop leadership occasionally, and act as the responsible adult at troop cookie booth sites.
Product Sales Volunteers
Get involved with the cookie and fall product programs! Coordinate these annual programs at the troop level to help girls earn funds for activities. Set up cookie booths, manage inventory and money, and then watch the girls light up when they earn the rewards for being the best cookie and fall product sellers ever!
Mentor adult volunteers as they work with Girl Scouts to create memories they will never forget.
Help the girls explore nature and find the fun outdoors.
Share your specialized skill, like photography or engineering, with girls or volunteer 2-3 times per year with Girl Scouts.