Both Girls and Volunteers Benefit from Their Experience in Girl Scouts

Published on September 3, 2014 by in News

Girl Scouts really is great for everyone! While there are possibly too many positive outcomes associated with being a member of Girl Scouts to list, there is some compelling research which illustrates just how good Girl Scouts is. Results of a summer 2014 pulse poll conducted with more than 3,500 volunteers and parents of Girl… read more

Map It! and Make Your Mark on the World

Published on August 21, 2014 by in News

  Map It! is an interactive map that shows how Girl Scouts all over are changing the world! Whether it’s Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards, Forever Green, or Take Action projects, you can browse what girls are doing around the world. It’s a great way to get inspiration for your Girl Scout year. Map It! features… read more

The 2014 National Council Session/53rd Convention

Published on July 10, 2014 by in News

This fall, Girl Scouts will host its 53rd national convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah! This exciting event will reunite alumnae and invigorate a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme, “Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World.” A cadre of speakers and entertainers—news makers, leaders, policy makers, and celebrities from across the… read more

New Research Affirms the Overwhelming Benefits of Outdoor Experiences for Girls

Published on May 29, 2014 by in News

According to a new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI), More Than S’mores (2014), girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. Girls who regularly spend time outdoors eclipse their peers who spend less time outdoors in environmental stewardship, more readily seek challenges, and are better problem solvers—all important traits in twenty-first century leadership.  Outdoor experiences… read more

Actually, it IS rocket science…and Girl Scouts can do that, too!

Published on April 18, 2014 by in News

Eleven-year-old Mahlia Schneck from Girl Scouts of Connecticut, a double amputee and all-around science guru, wins “Reach for the Stars” national rocket competition, proving that even the sky is no longer a limit for Girl Scouts Mahlia will tell you herself: her favorite school subject is science. “We just finished up a section on phases of the moon… read more

Calling All Girls 14-17! Deadline Extended to June 15

Published on April 8, 2014 by in News

Girls 14-17 are invited to apply to attend the Girl Scout Leadership Institute at the 2014 National Convention. What is the Girl Scout Leadership Institute? The Girl Scout Leadership Institute (GSLI) is where a lot of the magic of convention happens! It is a triennial conference that provides girls 14 and older with three days… read more

Keeping Girls Healthy and Fit with ‘Healthy Habits’ Journey Booklets

Published on March 31, 2014 by in News

Spring is a great time to explore the resources available through Girl Scouts’ partnership with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF). You can spring into healthy habits by taking a quick visit to, the hub of “Energy Balance” tools and resources from the HWCF. On this site, you can access the Healthy Habits booklets we’ve introduced that complement three Journeys: one each for… read more

Pledge to Ban Bossy Today!

Published on March 12, 2014 by in News

When a little boy asserts himself, he’s called a “leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don’t raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can… read more

AUR Hosts USA Girl Scouts Overseas’ Global Learning Conference

Published on February 3, 2014 by in News

The American University of Rome recently hosted more than 80 volunteers and staff from USA Girl Scouts Overseas across Europe and the Middle East for a Global Learning Conference. Read more from AUR here.

2014 Young Women of Distinction Award Application

Published on December 31, 2013 by in News

Girls, did you get your Girl Scout Gold Award this year?  Will you have it completed by 1 March 2014?  If so, this is for YOU: The 2014 National Young Women of Distinction applications are now available HERE! The “National Young Woman of Distinction” is the designation, and special honor, conferred by Girl Scouts of… read more