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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 Program and Cookie Program Supports the USO. The Council's community service project "Care to Share" (previously called "Hometown Heroes") continues with the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia. For more information on our partner, visit the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia website. Find out more about how Girl Scout Cookie purchases powers 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. Learn about other ways you can contribute to your country and how Girl Scouts prepares the next generation of leaders by visiting our new Civic Engagement page.

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Gold Award Girl Scout Morgan Harvey 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.

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

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

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.