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Girl Scouts 101: Five reasons to join for fun, life lessons this fall and beyond  

Girl Scouts make a positive impact in their communities and being involved in the program also positively impacts participants’ lives. If your family is already involved in Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma, consider asking a friend to join this year when you rejoin.  

What is the Girl Scout mission?

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

Who can join Girl Scouts? 

Girl Scouts is open to girls in kindergarten through 12th grade. Annual membership costs $25. 

Get enrollment details for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma today.

See which group level would be a fit for your Girl Scout.

From Daisies to Ambassadors, diversity, equity and inclusion are valued at all levels of Girl Scouts. Read more about the organization’s commitment to anti-racism.

How does Girl Scouts empower participants?

Girl Scouts discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Girls grow courageous and strong through a variety of enriching experiences such as field trips, sports clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges and environmental stewardships. 

The Girl Scouts Higher Awards program teaches participants leadership and time management skills, and the Gold Award is the highest honor any scout can earn. Girl Scouts in their junior or senior year of high school identify and meet community needs as they inspire one another to address issues with creative problem-solving. See the stories of six Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma Gold Award winners for 2021/2022.

What do Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, reporter Katie Couric, actress Kristen Bell and singer Taylor Swift have in common? They were all Girl Scouts. More than 75% of female senators and 50% of women serving in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2017 were Girl Scouts, too. 

Girl Scout alums include female leaders in their chosen fields, from business and industry to politics and entertainment. Read more from female leaders in their own words with lessons learned through Girl Scouts.

Trying new things, learning how to work as a team, applying problem-solving skills and gaining confidence are just some of the takeaways for girls who step up to lend a hand and lead the way. 

How does being a Girl Scout impact girls later in life? 

According to national statistics, Girl Scouts are more likely than non-Girl Scouts to graduate from college, take on leadership roles and engage in community service activities. 

Helping girls learn about career opportunities and have the confidence to pursue them also contributes to the success of Girl Scouts. A focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math ) with special badges to earn and additional workshops available will make STEM opportunities possible for more than 2.5 million more girls by 2025. The possibilities are endless for girls who know their dreams can come true, with the ability to reverse engineer those dreams into reality.

Where do Girl Scouts meet in Oklahoma City?

Camp Trivera, at  2508 NE. 50th, is an urban oasis in the heart of Oklahoma City. Inaugurated in 2020, the site is Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma’s STEM camp, including campgrounds, indoor facilities and outdoor activities, which take place year round on more than 19 acres of dedicated greenspace. Troops also meet at locations close to their schools and homes across western Oklahoma.

Why should girls join Girl Scouts? Five reasons to share with a girl you know:

Make friends and be a leader: In a recent survey, four out of five Girl Scouts said they had a best friend in their troop. Friendship gives Girl Scouts the confidence to be themselves. Peer support allows them to feel secure enough to try new things and cheer each other on as they find where they excel.

Find adventure: Discover what you love to do with outdoor excursions, entrepreneurial lessons and STEM activities. Work together to find success, develop skills and make new memories, together. See a list of upcoming events.

Have fun: Try new things while earning badges, finding out what you’re good at and making friends. Add variety to your extracurricular activities and collaborate with girls your age. Find out about the latest badge-earning opportunities just added for 2022.

Learn new skills: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience benefits girls by developing a strong sense of self, positive values, challenge seeking, healthy relationships and community problem solving through intentional activities. Life skills, study skills, public speaking and conflict resolution are part of Girl Scouts programs. 

Give back in your community: Be part of something bigger than yourself through teamwork. Identify a local issue and find a solution to benefit those in need. Get inspired with this year’s Gold Award winners, which include girls from Edmond, Norman and Oklahoma City who coordinated projects to make a difference for children and families.

Find out more about Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma and enroll today.