Educators and Girl Scouts: Stronger Together
More Learning, More Outcomes:
Welcome Girl Scouts into Your
We invite you to work with Girl Scout of Orange County to bring the
power of Girl Scouting to your school by offering space, allowing us
to distribute information to girls and parents, facilitating Girl
Scouts representation at school functions, or encouraging parents to
volunteer with us. There are so many ways to be part of the
The unique benefits for girls, and the seamless way in which our program and yours work together to maximize outcomes are just two of the many reasons to get involved. To learn more about Girls Scouts of Orange County, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Girl Scout all-girl environment provides the foundation to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who will change the world.
National research from the Girl Scout Research Institute.
A leader in analyzing girls’ issues and the benefits of Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Research is on the forefront of data about girls’ well-being:
- The Girl Scout Impact Study (PDF) summarizes findings from a nationally representative sample of Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts, and shows that Girl Scouts are more likely to be prepared for a lifetime of leadership.
- How Girl Scout STEM Programs Benefit Girls (PDF) illustrates the benefits Girl Scouts receive when they participate in STEM programming, particularly in relation to social and emotional effects.
- More Than S'mores: Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts’ Outdoor Experiences (PDF) shows that girls’ outdoor experiences are positively linked to their challenge-seeking and problem-solving tendencies and their environmental stewardship.
- “The Girl Scout Cookie Program: Teaching Essential Skills for a Lifetime” (PDF) offers key findings about what girls learn by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program and how the skills they gain affect their lives in positive ways.
For the most up-to-date information, visit the Girl Scout Research Institute.
Experience Girl Scouts in your Classroom
Teachers! Check out all NEW, standards-aligned STEM Teaser
curriculum and accompanying videos below to get students in grades 2-5
engaged in and excited about STEM learning!
Our Collaboration with the National Education Association
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) has teamed up with the National Education Association (NEA) to provide members with easy-to-access educator resources and volunteer opportunities with local Girl Scout councils. After all, we’re the perfect fit! Both Girl Scouts and educators are deeply committed to girls’ education and development, and your distinctive expertise and experience will make a world of difference to girls in your area. Let’s build a better world for girls and for all of us, together.
Girl Scouts is a Volunteer Led Organization
Why You Should Volunteer with Girl Scouts Today
Girl Scouts complements the indispensable work you do as an educator every day. In fact, research shows that Girl Scouts are more likely than non–Girl Scouts to achieve academic excellence, and overachieve when it comes to team work, hands-on learning and reflection, and decision making. That’s because Girl Scouts understands the vital connection between young girls’ development and their future success, and offers a one-of-a-kind, proven leadership development program that pairs girls with strong, caring role models and mentors like you, who prepare them to take the lead from age 5 to 18, and into adulthood.
Our ready-to-implement, flexible, and customizable programming exposes girls to so many things—like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); entrepreneurship; life skills; financial literacy; and outdoor experiences—in the safe, all-girl environment of a Girl Scout troop, where they can try new things, develop a range of skills, take on leadership roles, and feel comfortable failing, dusting themselves off, and trying again!
As an educator, you already know what she needs to shine and thrive in every aspect of her life. Your knowledge, experience, patience, and passion for learning will change her life—and she’ll change yours. Think of Girl Scouts as a unique new way to build meaningful relationships with students and parents!
There are several different ways to get involved. You could:
- Become a troop leader.
- Help out at a one-day community event.
- Speak to a troop about your area of expertise.
And so much more! Explore girlscoutsoc.org/volunteer to discover the opportunity that works for you!
Girl Scout Gold Award
The Gold Award is a shining example of what a girl can achieve while working toward high school graduation. With college on the horizon, she stands out on her applications as a dedicated individual driven by purpose.
Learn more about the Girl Scout Gold Award.