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Dear Parents,

Girl Scouts is a great choice for your daughter! In Girl Scouts, girls feel "I can't wait to..." excitement about what is coming next. This sense of wonder and expectation is an important part of childhood, and girls find both in Girl Scouts.

Even as Girl Scouts have fun, they develop leadership abilities that are crucial to their becoming the change-makers of the future. Girl Scouts is the organization best positioned to offer girls the tools they need to be successful leaders now and throughout their lives. In Girl Scouts, girls develop the courage, confidence, and character they need to make the world a better place.

-- Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana


Benefits of an all-girl environment

volunteer familyGirl Scouts is singular among organizations in the United States in that it is girl-focused and girl-led. The program exists only to serve girls. The organization has found through many years of experience that girls have unique needs that are best met in a program designed specifically for them and delivered in an all-girl setting, because it promotes strength, competence and learning.

Our experiential learning model is grounded in the best research and guides girls to discover, connect, and take action. In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, they grow courageous and strong.

Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skills, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the basis for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.

What does the Girl Scout Leadership Experience do for girls? Research says..

Girl Scout Alumnae have achieved success in almost every field
Two-thirds of our nation's most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life were Girl Scouts. And virtually every female astronaut who has flown in space got her start here. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, was a Girl Scout. So was Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court of the United States. Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, the first female president of Harvard University, and Katie Couric, the first woman to anchor a network evening newscast, both began their careers in Girl Scouting. And 50 million other former Girl Scouts have their own success stories to tell. One girl can make a difference; girls together can change the world. Prominent Girl Scout Alumnae.

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