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There is power in every girl

Girl Scouts Helps Your Girl Shine

You want a brighter, happier tomorrow for your girl—and that’s exactly what we want, too. We’re here with your family, together, to support: 

Her Hopes and Dreams

Girls love Girl Scouts because it’s where they call the shots and make things happen. Right now, Girl Scouts are learning about robots, hiking trails, painting murals, feeding the hungry, and even writing laws to make the world a better place. If she can dream it, we’ll help her do it.

Her Growth 
This is where your girl can relax, knowing she’s accepted for exactly who she is today and all she can be tomorrow. At Girl Scouts, we don’t focus on perfection, only her potential. 

Her Success 
With her group of Girl Scout sisters (called a troop) by her side, your girl will reach further, work harder, and bounce back faster. Get ready to see her shine like never before.

Studies show Girl Scouts improves girls’ confidence and makes them better prepared for life’s challenges. That’s because we’re dedicated to helping your girl follow her heart while she discovers new interests and strengths.

Plus, Girl Scouts is fun.

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana has pledged that finances will not be a barrier to joining! This year, our community has stepped up to help us Power the Promise and make Girl Scouts accessible to all girls. Just click the Request Aid box during checkout when you sign up!

Want to Try it Out First?

Visit Girl Scouting at Home to see all the great things that your girl can do as a Girl Scout!

FAQ

What are the membership requirements for girls?
Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any girl who:

  • is currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade;
  • has made the Girl Scout Promise and accepted the Girl Scout Law; 
  • has paid annual or other applicable membership dues.

What are the membership requirements for adults?
Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any adult who:

  • is at least 18 years old OR is a high school graduate (or equivalent);
  • accepts the principles and beliefs as stated in the preamble of the Girl Scout Constitution; and
  • has paid annual, lifetime, or other applicable membership dues.

What do Girl Scouts do?
Most girls participate with a group of girls of about the same age, known as a troop, that is organized by adult volunteers. In a troop, girls earn badges for each new skill they learn and challenge they overcome. Badges are grouped into four areas—outdoors, entrepreneurship, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and life skills. Girls can also participate in events held by their Girl Scout council and go to camp. As girls enter middle school, they can dig deep into what interests them—they might learn to code, make a PSA, travel to new places, or go on an outdoor adventure. Did we mention the potential for earning college scholarships? Learn more about the different ways to participate

What Girl Scout activities are most popular?
Girl Scouts offers programs to match almost any girl’s interests. Whether it’s camping and hiking, engaging in awesome science and math activities, exploring the environmenttraveling the globe, learning first aid, running a cookie business, or building stronger friendships, girls discover all kinds of activities that stimulate their brains and strengthen their bodies. Looking for something else? Girl Scouts also lets girls build a unique experience around their own specific interests.


What is the best age for a girl to join Girl Scouts?
Any age is a good age to become a Girl Scout! We offer programs for girls from kindergarten through high school. Learn more about Girl Scouts by age group (or grade level).

Is there anything for former Girl Scouts to do as an adult?
We also have an excellent alum network for adults.

When can we join?
Right now! In fact, it's always a good time to join Girl Scouts. Join before the new school year, or any time that works best for your family. We’re flexible and can tailor your girl’s experience to her needs, even in challenging times like these.

How much does it cost to join Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts is a great value! Membership is $40 for the membership year beginning October 1, 2020. Optional costs may also include your girl’s Girl Scout uniform and program fees for activities your girl may want to participate in. Of course, we don’t want cost to be a barrier and financial assistance is available through our online registration system.

What about safety?
Safety is a top priority for Girl Scouts. All activities are supervised, and we provide our volunteers with top-notch training and program resources. We also follow comprehensive safety guidelines tailored to individual activities and girls' ages. And right now, we’re continually adapting our programming and activities to promote the utmost safety and follow the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and state recommendations for social distancing. 

We are also working hard to ensure that girls stay safe online. Different types of virtual events will have different protocols that keep girls safe, such as only identifying girls by first name and requiring registration or passwords to join. Plus, the names of the attendees are not shared with the audience, and access to registration information is limited to GSUSA and local council staff only. Each troop can also set its own safety practices for online troop meetings.

How do I sign her up?
It's easy! Just click Join Today!   

Can parents and adults volunteer?
Yes! Be her cheerleader, guide, and mentor, helping her develop skills and confidence that will last a lifetime. Right now, you can also volunteer virtually and keep girls engaged and inspired in challenging times. Volunteer today.

What she gets from joining Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts are happy and confident, and they thrive on new adventures and experiences. 

A Girl Scout knows she's having fun, but you'll know she's also gaining:

Important financial literacy skills (math, anyone?) as she participates in the largest girl-run business in the world—the Girl Scout Cookie Program

  • Healthy relationship skills that will help her navigate through her school years, especially as she moves into middle school and high school
  • Knowledge that will help her in science classes as she builds robots, conducts amazing experiments with her friends, or explores the natural world around her
  • Leadership skills that will make it easier for her to speak up in class and advocate for herself and others

Girls become more empowered as they move through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—a data-driven approach to what girls do and how they do it. Through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls discover new things, connect new skills to the real world, and then take action to use what they’ve learned to help their community! Every Girl Scout experience is girl-led and focuses on cooperative hands-on learning.

Underneath the fun, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience benefits girls in five important ways:

  • Strong Sense of Self
    Girls develop confidence in themselves and their abilities, and form positive identities.
  • Positive Values
    Girls act ethically, honestly, and responsibly, and show concern for others.
  • Challenge Seeking
    Girls take appropriate risks, try things even if they might fail, and learn from mistakes.
  • Healthy Relationships
    Girls develop and maintain healthy relationships by communicating their feelings directly and resolving conflicts constructively.
  • Community Problem Solving
    Girls learn how to identify problems in the community, create plans to solve them, and contribute to the world in a purposeful and meaningful ways.

And it doesn't stop there. Joining Girl Scouts helps her excel in every area of her life, including at home and at school.

What’s the goal?  
Making sure girls have the opportunity to reach their potential isn’t just about helping them earn better grades, make better decisions, and have happier lives (although it helps with those things, too!). It’s about creating a more fair, equal, and compassionate world where every girl has a seat at the table and can make her dreams come true. 

Girl Scouts isn’t just a moment in her life, it’s a movement dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Check out our values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law

Promise and Law

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.
 

Girl Scout Family Promise

On my honor, I will try:
    To support my Girl Scout and her troop,
    To help girls lead at all times,
    And to always keep it fun!
 

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. 

How does it work? 
Troops typically meet weekly or bi-weekly for an hour or two. Hand-in-hand with adult volunteers—often parents or caregivers—girls select exciting hands-on activities and projects, try new things, go on outings, and cheer each other on. While they learn about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills, they’re also discovering new ways to make your family and community stronger, kinder, and better for everyone. Together, they earn badges to reflect their successes and show the world what they’re made of.

How can you get involved? 
Your local council will be so excited to welcome you and your girl! Whether you want to start a new troop for your girl and her friends, join an existing troop, or have questions, email us at volunteercare@gskentuckiana.org or call us at 888-771-5170. We’re here for you!

Please note, there is a no refund policy for membership fees.