Camp Makes a Difference


“The skills, experiences, and memories my daughter gains from camp will stay with her for a lifetime.” –Parent of River Valleys Camper   Backed by more than 100 years of experience, Girl Scout camps provide a unique opportunity for girls to build independence, develop social skills, and explore new interests. Camp is a place for […]

Girl Scouts Helps Girls Succeed in School


Although the Girl Scout program doesn’t focus on test scores or school grades, participating in specific Girl Scout experiences may help girls become better students. The Girl Scout Research Institute study, Linking Leadership to Academic Success: The Girl Scout Difference, explores the ways Girl Scout leadership experiences contribute to girls’ academic engagement and achievement.   Discovering, […]

Cookie Skills Translate to Life Skills


Almost everyone knows Girl Scout Cookies, but some don’t realize that the Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-run business in the world. Through learning by earning, Girl Scouting aims to empower girls through the development of five cookie skills: Goal setting Decision-making Money management People skills Business ethics The skills that girls learn through […]

The State of Girls: Unfinished Business


Although U.S. girls have made significant gains in many areas, they still face challenges that could prevent them from achieving their full potential, according to The State of Girls: Unfinished Business, a groundbreaking report from the Girl Scout Research Institute and the Population Reference Bureau released today. The study found that significant hurdles such as […]

5 Key Findings About Girls + Financial Literacy


In Girl Scouting, girls hone their financial literacy skills through practice and engagement—they build and manage their own cookie business every year and earn financial badges like the Financing My Future Badge or the Money Manager Badge. Girl Scout Research Institute Study Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI) recently conducted a survey of 1,000 girls ages […]