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Making friends, testing her strength, exploring new possibilities. It’s all here for her. Whether teaming up with others or learning to shine on their own, Girl Scouts have the tools and community support they need to succeed.

Press play with Girl Scouts. Where she can be herself and her confidence can soar.

She’s ready to go.

Start your Girl Scout experience now with an Extended Year Membership for just $35, and you won't have to renew your membership until September 2022.

Financial aid is available. Click here to learn more.


Girl Scouts is for girls who want to…

  • Enrollment Events

    Discover more about Girl Scouts at one of our upcoming enrollment events. Learn what Girl Scouts is all about, how to join or become a volunteer and have some fun along the way. Events are offered throughout the metro Atlanta area both in-person and virtually.

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  • Upcoming Girl Scouts Events

    As Girl Scouts, girls have an endless variety of programs and events they can participate in throughout the year. Alongside her family or her troop, girls can attend in-person and virtual events that meet their interests, including STEM, the outdoors, arts, horses, leadership development and more!

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Got questions? Check out our FAQs:

What is Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts isn’t just a moment in her life, it’s a movement dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

What do Girl Scouts do?

Most girls participate with a group of girls of about the same age, known as a troop, that is organized by adult volunteers. In a troop, girls earn badges for each new skill they learn and challenge they overcome. Badges are grouped into four areas—outdoors, entrepreneurship, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), and life skills. Girls can also participate in events and go to camp. As girls enter middle school, they can dig deep into what interests them—they might learn to code, make a PSA, travel to new places, or go on an outdoor adventure. Did we mention the potential for earning college scholarships? Learn more about the different ways to participate.

How does it work?

Groups of Girl Scouts, called troops, typically meet weekly or biweekly for an hour or two. Guided by adult volunteers—often parents and caregivers—girls select exciting hands-on activities and projects, try new things, and cheer each other on. Together, they earn badges to reflect their successes and show the world what they’re made of.

What’s the goal?

Making sure girls see and have opportunities to reach their potential isn’t just about helping them earn better grades, make better decisions, and lead happier lives (though it helps with those things too!). It’s about creating a more fair, equal, and compassionate world where every girl has a seat at the table and can make her dreams come true. Check out our values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

What are the membership requirements for girls?

Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any girl who:

  • Is currently enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade
  • Has made the Girl Scout Promise and accepted the Girl Scout Law;
  • Has paid annual or other applicable membership dues.
What are the membership requirements for adults?

Membership in Girl Scouts is granted to any adult who:

  • Is at least 18 years old OR is a high school graduate (or equivalent);
  • Accepts the principles and beliefs as stated in the preamble of the Girl Scout Constitution; and
  • Has paid annual, lifetime, or other applicable membership dues.
How much does it cost to join Girl Scouts?

Girl Scouts is a great value! Dues start at just $25 for the membership year beginning October 1, 2021. Your girl can also start her Girl Scout adventure now through an extended-year membership. For $35, she can jump right into spring and summer activities and keep the fun going through September 2022.

Optional costs may also include a Girl Scout uniform and program fees for select activities. Of course, we don’t want cost to be a barrier, so don’t hesitate to ask about financial assistance.

What about safety?

Safety is a top priority for Girl Scouts. All activities are supervised, and we provide our volunteers with top-notch training and program resources. We also follow comprehensive safety guidelines tailored to individual activities and girls' ages. And right now, we’re continually adapting our programming and activities to promote the utmost safety and follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state recommendations for social distancing.

We are also working hard to ensure that girls stay safe online. Different types of virtual events will have different protocols that keep girls safe, such as only identifying girls by first name and requiring registration or passwords to join. Plus, the names of the attendees are not shared with the audience, and access to registration information is limited to Girl Scouts of the USA and local council staff only. Each troop can also set its own safety practices for online troop meetings.


Girl Scouts run the world.

From astronaut Jan Davis and award-winning entertainer Queen Latifah, to journalist powerhouse Katie Couric and civil rights activities Dolores Huerta - Girl Scouts alums rise to the top for all fields.

Girl Scout alums make up 73% of current female U.S. Senators.  Girl Scout alums make up 73% of current female U.S. Senators.

55% of women In the 115th Congress are Girl Scout alums.  55% of women In the 115th Congress are Girl Scout alums.

Many female astronauts are Girl Scout alums.  Many female astronauts are Girl Scout alums.

100% of women who have served as U.S. secretary of state are Girl Scout alums.  100% of women who have served as U.S. secretary of state are Girl Scout alums.

52% of female business leaders In the United States are Girl Scout alums.  52% of female business leaders In the United States are Girl Scout alums.


  • The Girl Scout Gold Award – the highest award in the world for girls.

    The Girl Scout Gold Award is the most prestigious award in the world for girls—and the most difficult to earn. It’s the shining example of what a girl can achieve by creating sustainable solutions for society’s grand challenges.

    A Gold Award Girl Scout:

    • Stands apart in the college admissions process.
    • Earns college scholarships.
    • Accesses a powerful and supportive network of Gold Award Girl Scouts.
    • Enters the U.S. military at a higher pay grade than her peers.

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