Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We seek to accomplish this by providing girls opportunities to develop their potential and have fun with their peers in a supportive, all-girl setting.
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent organization for girls with a current membership of 3.6 million girls and adults. Volunteers use their expertise, skills, interests, and life experience to shape fun and enriching leadership experiences for girls, and inspire them to reach their personal best. Volunteers help council staff facilitate the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls through exciting program opportunities: leadership/self-esteem, financial literacy, travel, health/wellness, science, technology, engineering, and math. Volunteers choose from several flexible Pathways (the ways that girls and adults join Girl Scouting) that fit their lifestyles, including short-term or long-term service working either directly or indirectly with girls, and they can participate regionally, nationally, and internationally.
This organization assists women, young ladies and girls develop skills that enhance their self-esteem and career development skills, while supporting community engagement within the dosmetic US and around the globe. The people are passionate about the work that they perform.
I volunteered for a group mentor position w/ the Girls Scouts of the Nations Capital. It was a wonderful experience. I was unable to finish my volunteer time due to starting a new job but the coordinator that I met w/ was very informative, friendly and helpful w/ the process.
I am a young professional who co-leads at girl scout troop in downtown DC. The local council has excellent training opportunities, a great safety record, and tons of free activities that help keep our girls engaged.
It was harder than I thought to form a troop, but it was well worth it!
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