For Parents

Why Girl Scouts?

Who do you want the girl in your life to become? Whether she is 5 or 17, you want her to become self-confident, strong and compassionate. You want her to respect herself and others, make good decisions, open to new challenges, and use her skills and talents to make her world a better place. You want her to build strong friendships, be a leader, and put her values into practice in her everyday life.

You want her to become her best self.

Social pressure, image issues, and uncertain security — there are so many potential hurdles to girls’ well-being. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has helped girls realize their full potential and everything that the Girl Scout Leadership Experience provides.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a girl-led leadership program where girls discover who they are, connect with others and take action to make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience covers a wide variety of topics and interests allowing girls to discover and try things that they may not have otherwise considered.

The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting
Take Action Projects

Program Levels

To ensure the best experience for all our girls, Girl Scout programming is divided by grade levels. All programs and events are designed to meet the needs of girls at their grade level. For more information on what your girl will do in Girl Scouts, read about her grade level:


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

Parent’s Guide to Girl Scouting