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Ways to Be a Girl Scout

Ways to Be a Girl Scout

As a Girl Scout, your girl will try new things and make new friends. She will discover her personal best; connect with others, locally and globally; and take action to make the world a better place.

Being in a troop is only one way to be a Girl Scout, and it may or may not be the best option for your daughter and your family. You have many choices for Girl Scout participation.

What are you interested in? Camp » Events » Series » Travel » Troop » Virtual »
Love camping and the outdoors? YES Check  
Love to travel?        
Looking for something to do after school with her closest friends?          
Want to dig deeper into science and technology?      
Want to make the world a better place through community service?

Love technology and want to use it to its fullest potential?

    YES     YES

Want to learn entrepreneur skills by participating in the worldest largest girl-led business -- the Girl Scout cookie program?

Want to work with younger girls and be a role model?      
What are you interested in? Camp » Events » Series » Travel » Troop » Virtual »

She wants an ongoing weekly or biweekly activity with the same group of girls


She likes to meet new girls and try activities that appeal to her on a sporadic basis.

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She is really busy many months of the year, but has some time periods where she can dive into an interest.

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She's busy during the school year, but has time in the summer.

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She has access to a computer and internet and can meet online from home at a time that works in her schedule.


Camp: Day, weekend and resident camp experiences that introduce and explore the outdoors.

Events: Standalone program offerings; examples include a career event for Seniors and Ambassadors, or a leadership conference for teenage Girl Scouts.

Series: A sequence of sessions related to a specific theme with the same group of girls for a short duration.

Travel: Girls prepare, plan, earn money and participate in group travel, council-sponsored trips or nationally sponsored excursions.

Troop: The same group of girls participating in a variety of activities, usually over a span of nine to 12 months.

Virtual: An online Girl Scout community that provides girls with the opportunity to participate in Girl Scouting without regard to geographic location.