What It Means to be a Girl Scout

Girl Scouts are...

  • Strong in their belief in their own self-worth
  • Strong in developing their talents, abilities, and creative spirit
  • Strong in mind and body
  • Strong in their problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Strong in their commitment to friends and family
  • Strong in their thirst for knowledge about the world
  • Strong in their desire to make a difference in their communities
  • Strong in their acceptance and celebration of diversity and pluralism
  • Strong in their ability to cope with the stresses of growing up today
  • Strong in their values and their willingness to act on their convictions

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
    To serve God and my country,
        To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
     honest and fair,
     friendly and helpful,
     considerate and caring,
     courageous and strong, and
     responsible for what I say and do,
and to
     respect myself and others,
     respect authority,
     use resources wisely,
     make the world a better place, and
     be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Girl Scout Sign & Handshake

The Girl Scout sign is symbolic of the Promise.

The girl holds up her right hand with the first three fingers extended - each finger stands for one part of the Promise - and the little finger held down by the thumb. She makes the sign whenever she says the Promise, at her investiture and when she gives the Girl Scout handshake.

The handshake is given with her left hand as she makes the Girl Scout sign with her right hand.

 

Girl Scout Motto & Slogan

In many languages spoken by Girl Guides and Girl Scouts the world over, girls say some version of the motto, "Be Prepared." In this country, Girl Scouts also have their own slogan: "Do a good turn daily."

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