What Girl Scouts Means to Me!

What today’s girls say about being in Girl Scouts

Being a Girl Scout means that I get to help and educate people, learn new things about the world, and have fun while I do it.
Tory, 13

We have a lot of fun. Once we  learned some sign language and about respecting authority. We often talk about behavior in terms of Girl Scouts, such as “Is that what a Girl Scout would do?” or “That’s being a good Girl Scout.” I have a great leader!
Olivia, 10

To me Girl Scouts has been a great experience, especially working on my Gold Award. I’ve learned so much about team work, leadership, responsibility, communication … Girl Scouts has been a great outlet for me for all these years, not to mention the cookies are delicious!
Grace, 17

As a Girl Scout I have stepped out of my comfort zone and helped others. It means doing things for people other than yourself and feeling good about it. Plus, we get to do a lot of fun exciting things like camping, visiting museums and senior centers, and go horseback riding and Christmas caroling.
Emily, 13

I have met a lot of people through Girl Scouts who I would never have met before. It has opened my eyes and shown me that I can make a difference.
Katie, 14

It’s fun and we learn new things every day.
Emma, 7

Girl Scouts has been the place for me to take chances. I have more confidence in myself because of the risks I have taken and accomplishments I have made. I am really proud of what I have contributed.
Mikayla, 9

To me, Girl Scouting means helping people, making a difference, and changing the world.
Jenna, 8

I get to help out my community and help other people when they need it. I love Girl Scouts because it lets me try new things, visit different places, and give back to my town. Our troop adopted a sister troop in Germany. We share things that we have done as a Girl Scout troop in America with that troop in then and they teach us stuff that they have learned — that is pretty cool.
Charlotte, 10

I realize that Girl Scouts is much more than what society sees us to be: young girls selling cookies, singing campfire songs, and wearing vests. Girl Scouts is about making new friends, creating amazing memories, and helping the community. It’s about different girls working together to try and better the environment around them, as well as better themselves along the way.
Shelia, Girl Scout Leader

Girl Scouts means that I can build confidence and character while having fun selling cookies and doing fun projects. I loved being in Girl Scouts for all these years and encourage all girls to try being a Girl Scout!
Arianna, 17

Girl Scouts has been a huge part of my life and my development. I am involved in a lot of activities, but when it came to writing college essays, my Girl Scout experiences is where I pulled all the leadership accomplishments from. When I sat down and thought about it, that is where I was able to lead and make real changes in my community.
Elizabeth, 16

Being a Girl Scout allows me to be with my friends and enjoy time that we all spend together growing up. It also teaches me to demonstrate leadership skills and help younger Girl Scouts achieve their goals. It has helped me become the young woman I am today.
Melissa, 14

Girl Scouts means everything to me because it isn’t always about you. It is about teamwork. For example, before the first day of school, our troop used teamwork by getting dirt from the pile or shoveling and putting the flowers in their hole in the ground. Also, my leaders will make sure there is nothing ever too easy or hard. It will always be just right for you.
Bella, 12

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