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Benefits and Basics

Imagine a new generation of leaders who lead in a new way. Who lead out of principle rather than pride. Who step across barriers of class and race every day. Who seek out the work that needs doing in the world. And who bring boundless energy to every challenge. 

They are today's Girl Scouts. 

We help every girl discover who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energies. 

The journey begins with the Girl Scout environment itself. A girl's leadership potential blooms among other girls – away from school pressures, social cliques, and boys – where she can be herself and try new things. Girls learn by doing, and the learning that takes place in Girl Scouting is fun, inspirational and cooperative, not competitive. 

Each girl can "try on" different leadership roles by participating in a wide variety of activities. Then she can grow into the ones that fit her best.