What Is Girl Scouting?

It's All About Fun, Friends, and Fantastic Opportunities


Girl Scout Mission

“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

Every opportunity in Girl Scouting-from every group meeting to field trips to earning badges-encourages girls to become courageous, self-confident, and people of character who take action to make a difference in the world. Just think of what can happen when:

Girl Scout Ambassadors advocate for girls around the world to have the opportunity to learn to read?

Seniors launch a region-wide art show or online exhibit to display artwork that depicts what GIRLtopia looks like to them?

Cadettes amaze every middle school in the county-or in the country-with Peace Kits?

Juniors use storytelling to share the Power of One, Team, and Community with everyone in their classrooms?

Brownies spread the news about the three leadership keys they learned about on their Quest?

Daisies introduce everyone in town to their flower friends-and what they stand for?

Who Can Join Girl Scouts-and How?

Any girl-from kindergarten (K5) through 12th grade-can join Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts is about sharing the fun, friendship, and power of girls and women together, whether she’s a girl in the United States or an American girl living overseas. Volunteers are also a diverse group, and may be college volunteers working on community action projects, parent volunteers ready for an outdoor adventure with their daughters’ groups, or any responsible adults (female or male, who have passed the necessary screening process) looking to make a difference in a girl’s life.

What all members share, whether girls or adults, are the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Each member also agrees to follow safety guidelines and pay the annual membership dues of $30 (or you can purchase a lifetime membership for $375).


Flexible Ways to Participate

Across the country, the Girl Scout community is hard at work on a whole new approach to making sure that everyone can participate in Girl Scouting in the ways they want to. Both girls and adult volunteers can choose from flexible ways to participate that offer the freedom to tailor your level of involvement to fit your schedule and lifestyle. You can also volunteer behind the scenes, working in your council office, instead of volunteering directly with girls.

Girls can choose any one, all, or some of the options-camp, events, series, troop, travel, and virtual*-within a single membership year, while you have the option of partnering with girls throughout a membership year or committing to an opportunity for only a few weeks or months. (*Note that virtual is still in development.)

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How to Join


Joining Girl Scouts is simple! Contact the Service Center closest to your location to find out how you can get involved.

The Florence Service Center:
(843) 669-5174 or Toll Free (800)786-8704

The North Charleston Service Center:
(843) 552-9910 or Toll Free (800)868-9911

You can also contact us via e-mail at info@girlscoutsesc.org.