Ways To Participate

Ways To Participate

There are tons of ways to have fun and explore the world in Girl Scouts. It all depends on what you’re interested in. Take a look!
 

Join a troop

 You can join a troop

Get outdoors

 You can get outdoors or go to camp

Travel the country
Explore you interests

 You can explore your interests through series and events

Sell Girl Scout cookies

You can sell Girl Scout Cookies (and have fun doing it)

Learn more about what Girl Scouts do by age

 

    

Camp and Outdoors
Camp and Outdoors

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.


Series
Girl Scout Series

We know you’ve got a lot going on—soccer practice, band rehearsals, drama club meetings and, oh yeah, that little thing called school. It all keeps you super busy, 24/7.

So we came up with a way for you to create your own Girl Scout experience, one that fits your interests and your schedule.

Just sign up for short series and one-time events on all kinds of topics. You might want to make a robot, learn a new fitness routine, attend an engineering expo, join a canoe-racing team, polish your anime and manga skills, become a jump-rope master, develop a plan to pay for college, learn how to work on cars, meet college students who can give you the inside scoop on what to expect when you arrive on campus, explore cool careers, and get your hands floury in a cupcake baking workshop… well, you get the idea!

There are tons of fun things to do in Girl Scouts—and now it’s easier than ever to work them into your super-charged life.

 

Be a Friend First

When girls are mean, you often don’t see anything at all. But you can feel it. The cliques. The eye rolling. The taunting. The rumors. 

It may not look like it, but it’s still bullying. Right now, when girls are bullied, almost no one intervenes.

It’s time to be part of the change. Sometimes, when girls stand up for one another, the bullying stops immediately. Like, within 10 seconds! BFF (Be a Friend First) gives you the tools you can use to feel safe at school, online, and everywhere in between.

BFF teaches middle school girls to recognize bullying. To resolve conflicts. To boost confidence. To deal with mean girls and cliques. To be a better friend. To have better friends. To find the right words to stop bullying—once and for all.

 

Imagine Your STEM Future

Would you like to someday work in an ocean-side lab finding new ways to turn waves into clean energy? Or create an alternative universe that can show people how to treat the planet better? Or design a new public park in an old, unused space?

Then check out a series that shows you where a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career can take you!

Imagine having a career that lets you be creative, active, and well paid, and empowers you to make the world a better place.

Learn about this and more in Imagine Your STEM Future, a career-and leadership-development series for high school girls.

Troops
Girl Scout troop holding hands

Join a troop and you’ll always have something to look forward to! 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!

Travel
Girl Scouts backpacking

Girl Scouts love to travel—from the field trips they take as Brownies to the global adventures they go on as teens. If you love exploring different places and cultures, then Girl Scouts is the place for you.

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.

Check out Girl Scout Destinations, the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.

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. Find your trip today!

Where can you go?  Places like China, Costa Rica, Switzerland, Patagonia, Peru, Scotland, Germany, Mexico, and more!

How far will your Girl Scout experience take you? That’s up to you!

 

Girl Scouting is open to any registered girl members, in grades K-12 including busy, independent, self-confident girls and young women who want to be apart of of something larger - Girl Scouts! If this is you, check out Juliette Girl Scouting