Girl Scouts is a girl-focused organization committed to providing a safe environment where girls age 5 - 17 can grow in courage, confidence, and character. In an atmosphere of fun and friendship, Girl Scouting promotes discovery, encourages leadership and drives girls to take action in their own lives and for the benefit of their communities. Girl Scouts participate in a variety of activities including Leadership Development, Outdoor Education and STEM programs.
The Leadership Development Program is based upon three keys to leadership development; Discover, Connect and Take Action. In each key area there are five outcomes the program is designed to meet. Program components are age appropriate so that girls are focusing on achievable outcomes at their developmental level.
The Outdoor Education Program provides experiential learning opportunities for girls to grow in courage, confidence, and character while participating in the out-of-doors. Our program utilizes the council owned property of Camp Four Echoes, Randall and Marie Martin Scout Camp and other rented properties throughout our region.
The STEM program encourages exploration in science, technology, engineering and math through experiential learning. Programs such as Hands-on Science, Lego Robotics, Imagine, and Geocaching engage girls in opportunities to experience science in the world around them while learning from female mentors in supporting career fields.
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls, with 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide. More than 59 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. For more information on how to join, volunteer or reconnect with, or donate to Girl Scouts, call 800-827-9478 or visit http://www.gsewni.org.