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Supporting Military Families

Supporting Military Families

Girl Scouts is proud to serve military families across our country and the world. Each day, we’re inspired by the sisterhood of military-connected girls and volunteers who live and breathe our Girl Scout Promise to serve our country and continue to make a difference (and have fun!) while doing it.

No matter where a family’s military service takes girls, Girl Scouts is at the ready with tried-and-true programming and a supportive network that allows girls to continue their unique leadership journeys; build new friendships; and enjoy a reliable, safe space of their own.

Our Fall Product and Cookie Programs Support the USO. The Council's community service project "Care to Share" continues with the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. Find out more about how Girl Scout Cookie purchases power USO efforts by visiting our Gift of Caring page.

Girls from military families are encouraged to apply for the VFW Scholarships that are open exlusively to Girl Scouts. You'll also find merit-based and interest-based scholarship opportunities.

We honor military families for their civic engagement. Every girl has a voice. Every girl’s voice is important. Learn how Girl Scouts prepares the next generation of leaders at our Civic Engagement page.

April is Month of the Military Child

Share your story on social media
Post a picture or video on social media using #MonthoftheMilitaryChild and #BecauseOfGirlScouts, and tag @girlscouts and @gsccc.

Show your Girl Scout and military pride with our Month of the Military Child coloring packet! Decorate your homes, windows, and communities with your own versions of this artwork throughout the month of April.

Military Child Contest

Military Child Contest
GSCCC invites Girl Scouts who are military family dependents to submit an entry to win a Girl Scout gift certificate worth $15 that could be used at our GSCCC shops. There are three grade-level categories:

  • Daisies and Brownies - Create a drawing on a letter-size paper that portrays a military caregiver at work, as you know it.
  • Juniors - Do the same as above but add a paragraph detailing what is taking place in the artwork.
  • Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors - Write at least a 600-word essay about an experience you had as a military child, perhaps overseas participating in a special program or why you are proud to be a military child.

Send your entries to marcomm@gsccc.org by April 30. Be sure to include full name of girl, full name of parent, Girl Scout grade level and Troop number.

Patches are a great way to explore your interests and have fun! At Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast, we have a large number of patch programs made just for our girls including these military-focused ones:

Explore U.S. Air Force Pride Patch
Explore U.S. Army Pride Patch
Explore U.S. Coast Guard Pride Patch
Explore U.S. Marine Pride Patch
Explore U.S. Navy Pride Patch

Explore Military Patches

Gold Award Spotlight

Gold Award Girl Scout Morgan created a fun reading program for children of military families. Learn more about the Gold Award and how it can fast track success in your girl's future.

From Girl Scouts to the Air Force

Guest post from Maria, Girl Scout alum, Girl Scout Volunteer, and currently serving in the Air Force. The basic tenets of the Girls Scout Mission that I learned and embraced growing up in Girl Scouting-courage, confidence, and character-made my transition to military life quite a bit easier and enabled me to be successful.