Girl Scouts for Educators
More learning. More outcomes.
Girl Scouts complements the great work you do at school every day. Our programming introduces and opens girls up to so many things—like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); entrepreneurship; life skills; financial literacy; and outdoor experiences—that are vital for a successful future and that enable girls to build social and emotional skills; exemplify anti-bullying behavior; and develop confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills. Together, we can help your school achieve incredible outcomes as we unleash the power of G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ that lives inside every girl who walks your halls.
A 360-Degree Approach to Education
To succeed, today’s girls need more. Girl Scouts amplifies what a girl is already learning in school by teaching her to think critically, communicate persuasively, understand and practice empathy, build healthy relationships, and learn how to learn.
Dynamic Outcomes: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience
At Girl Scouts, girls discover who they are, where their talents lie, and what they care about most. They connect with people in their communities, and take action to change the world. Through our proven, one-of-a-kind program, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, girls develop a strong sense of self, display positive values, and seek challenges. They learn from setbacks, form healthy relationships, and develop solutions to problems in their communities.
Girl Scouts in Action
Use the videos and research studies below to find out what Girl Scouts can do for your school.
Hear For Yourself
Find out what educators are saying about Girl Scouts, learn how Brownies are already changing the world, and get to know some of Girl Scouts’ most necessary, enthusiastic, and passionate assets: our inspiring volunteers!
Building Our Future, One Initiative at a Time
Learn how we’re shaping confident, successful young women through initiatives related to STEM, bullying prevention, and environmental stewardship.
Dive in to some of our national studies about issues affecting girls and the benefits of Girl Scouting.
- The Girl Scout Impact Study (PDF) summarizes findings from a nationally representative sample of Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts, and shows that Girl Scouts are more likely to be prepared for a lifetime of leadership.
- The State of Girls 2017: Emerging Truths and Troubling Trends (PDF) focuses on national- and state-level trends across key indicators affecting girls’ overall well-being.
- “Girl Scout Alumnae by the Numbers” (PDF) summarizes alumnae statistics and the effect of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience on women in the United States.
- How Girl Scout STEM Programs Benefit Girls (PDF) illustrates the benefits Girl Scouts receive when they participate in STEM programming, particularly in relation to social and emotional effects.
- More Than S'mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences (PDF) shows that girls’ outdoor experiences are positively linked to their challenge-seeking and problem-solving tendencies and their environmental stewardship.
- Linking Leadership to Academic Success: The Girl Scout Difference(PDF) describes the positive correlation between being a Girl Scout and attaining academic success.
- Having It All: Girls and Financial Literacy (PDF) examines girls’ financial skills and expectations for their futures, demonstrating the need for financial literacy programs for girls.
- “Who's that Girl?: Images and Social Media” (PDF) breaks down girls’ social media behavior, illustrating the different personas that exist between how a girl presents herself online and in person.
- “Real to Me: Girls and Reality TV” (PDF) looks at the relationship between girls’ reality TV viewing behavior and their skewed expectations of the world, highlighting the importance of media literacy for girls.
- “The Girl Scout Cookie Program: Teaching Essential Skills for a Lifetime” (PDF) offers key findings about what girls learn by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and how the skills they gain affect their lives in positive ways.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the Girl Scout Research Institute.