mission and goals
Girl Scouts Mission
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
What Does It Mean to be a Girl Scout Today?
It means having the confidence to be yourself and explore the amazing possibilities the world has to offer. It means having the courage to speak out and take action on issues you believe in. It means giving back to your community and the world, leaving your mark and making a difference, all while having the best time of your life!
Girl Scouts is the world’s premier program designed to enable girls to develop the qualities of a great leader—courage, confidence, and character—and the skills to make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Program is transforming the philosophy of leadership. It’s about a new definition of leadership—not about control and power, but about making a difference. Our new model of leadership means:
- knowing yourself and having confidence in your ability,
- having empathy, relating well to others, and appreciating diversity,
- caring enough to make the world better.
In a safe and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. Guided by caring adults, they develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, including strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
No other activity helps girls achieve their personal paths to leadership like Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts has been the nation’s leading expert on girls’ healthy development for 100 years, and continuously updates its program to remain relevant to today’s girls.
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
and responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and be a sister to every Girl Scout.