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Community Outreach Troops

Empowering every girl to discover her best self and change the world.

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Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta is committed to helping all girls make a positive change in their community and our world, regardless of their backgrounds, locations or financial situations.

Under the mentorship and guidance of our staff facilitators, we are able to provide the Girl Scouting experience to more than 4,300 girls and their families each year in under-served communities throughout the metro-Atlanta area through our Community Outreach Troops.

With the support of grant funding, community partners and individual donors, we are able to champion these girls as they pursue their passions and forge their future. By supporting girls and amplifying their voices, we give them a chance to discover a lifetime of self-assurance, adventure and achievement.

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"I see myself in my girls because I know that if it weren’t for some of the same initiatives that we have now, I would not have been able to participate either. That’s why what I do is meaningful to me. Our work doesn’t always look perfect, but we try our best to help girls be more courageous and confident, in the hope that they will make the world a better place today and in the future."Carolina M., Community Outreach Specialist and Girl Scout Aluma


Who do we serve?

The Girl Scouts in our Community Outreach Troops are from under-served communities across the metro-Atlanta area. 80% of them are on free/reduced lunch or attend a Title 1 school, they make up 200% of the poverty line, are often first- or second-generation immigrants with their native language preferred at home and some are girls with physical, emotional and/or mental disabilities.

We currently serve in 10 counties – DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, Fulton, Forsyth, Whitfield, Murray, Gordon and Floyd.

How often and where do Girl Scouts meet?

Community Outreach Troops meet biweekly for 1.5 - 2 hours afterschool at designated programming sites October – May.

Our programming sites currently include 77 schools from different school systems, community & refugee centers, homeless and domestic violence shelters, Boys & Girls Clubs and recreations centers, and juvenile detention centers.

What do girls do in Community Outreach Troops?

Girl Scouts in our Community Outreach Program learn about STEM, the outdoors, entrepreneurship, and important life skills. They attend council-sponsored events, experience hands-on activities, enjoy overnight and day camp, participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and more!

Girls can also take place in special series programs throughout the year! Our in-site school and weekend programs cover anti-bullying, STEM, Leadership, Financial Literacy and more, and are age-targeted. Girls can also participate in summer programming through the help of partners at community centers and youth-serving organizations.

How much does this program cost?

This program is offered at minimal or no cost to girls and their families. The cost to run a Community Outreach Troop is $390 a girl. This cost includes camp adventures, materials for troop meetings, leadership opportunities and more.

How can I support this program?

You can support our Community Outreach Troops by donating funds or materials, volunteering one-time or on a regular basis, or by becoming a community partner to help us offer Girl Scouts to girls in your community. Contact us to learn more!

Girls need Girl Scouts as they seek connection, build relationships,
and use this life-changing time to shape a bold tomorrow.