On My Honor
The Girl Scout program is girl-driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of today’s girls. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts' membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to 3.4 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
Positively Impacts Girls
As a Girl Scout You Can . . .
The Girl Scout experience is girl-driven, which means it reflects the ever-changing needs and interests of participating girls. Cookies and camp are just two of the hundreds of programs and activities that help young women develop qualities like confidence, determination, and leadership.
Girl Scout Grade Levels
The Girl Scout program is progressive, designed to meet the changing needs of girls as they grow toward young adulthood. In Girl Scouting, girls are grouped together in grade levels that best serve their developmental needs at various stages of their lives.
Girl Scout Daisy - Grades K - 1
Girl Scout Brownie - Grades 2 - 3
Girl Scout Junior - Grades 4 - 5
Girl Scout Cadette - Grades 6 - 8
Girl Scout Senior - Grades 9 - 10
Girl Scout Ambassador - Grades 11 - 12