Membership is open to all girls ages 5 - 17 who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and pay annual membership dues of $30. These are the only membership requirements.
In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Adult membership is open to women and men 18 years of age. Volunteer opportunities range from short-term (1 day – 3 months) to long-term (3-12 months).
Girls say it’s important to be with other girls their age, and they identify with social groups based on grades. Research also found that girls learn best and have the most fun when they are with the right developmental/social grouping. The Girl Scout grade levels address the charge of intentionally creating differentiated Girl Scout experiences that mirror girls’ developmental needs.
The grade-level groups provide "leadership levels" for girls as they progressively "step forward" through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Last Modified: 10/22/2013 9:15 PM