Parents/Families

Why Girl Scouts?

parents_andfamilyWhether the girl in your life is 5 or 17, as parents and caring adults you want the very best for her. Your hopes are that she will become self-confident, strong and compassionate and someone who respects herself and others. In Girl Scouts we can reassure you that she will build strong friendships, be a leader and put her values into practice in her everyday life.

What Do Girl Scouts Do?
Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities to address the important issues in their lives. Girl Scouts do almost anything girls like to do! Girl Scout activities are open to all girls who are members of Girl Scouting, are based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law and the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girls ages 5-17 enjoy experiences based on the progression of activities available in Girl Scout books, awards and other Girl Scout resources. Based on expert research and developed through years of experience, Girl Scouting provides engaging and worthwhile activities that respond to the needs of today's girls with flexibility that respects their busy lives.

Getting Involved as a Parent or Guardian
Because there are only so many hours in a day, girls - along with their parents and guardians - have to balance many growing and diverging interests, commitments and responsibilities. You'll be surprised at how flexible Girl Scouting is today which allows girls and parents to participate in a way that meets their schedules. You can choose  much time and energy you can give - an hour, a day, or maybe just a "thank you" to your Girl Scout's troop or group leader.

Customize Your Role
From giving encouraging words and support, to accompanying girls on a field trip to a local museum or helping raise funds for activities, you can use your skills and explore your interests.

As an adult, you can help Girl Scout Troops by:

  • be a troop leader or assistant leader

  • drive/chaperone on field trips

  • teach crafts, songs, games

  • share a hobby or skill

  • help with camping

  • assist¬†with troop record keeping

  • help with cookie or fall product sale

  • assist with community service projects