Basic messages of the Girl Scout Movement

Betsy Woodford


Girls are the only reason for Girl Scouting. Everything is designed for their particular needs and interests.

Girl Scouting is based on a code of values, expressed in the Promise and Law, that every girl can understand and apply in her everyday life.

Girl Scouting is contemporary. For more than 84 years, the movement has helped girls and women meet the challenges of a changing world.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's largest voluntary organization for girls.

Girl Scouting is international. As part of a worldwide youth movement for girls, with members in 112 countries, this sisterhood builds global understanding.

Girl Scouting is multicultural. Girl Scouts not only welcome but seek members from all racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic groups.

Girl Scouting develops leaders. Through activities that are fun and personally fulfilling, girls learn decision-making skills and build self-confidence.

Adults make Girl Scouting possible and gain personal satisfaction and growth by helping girls develop.

Girl Scouting is an asset to the community. Through leadership and service, its members enrich the lives of those around them.