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two girls posing for picturGirl Scouts is a "girl-led" organization where girls take charge, in partnership with committed volunteers, to make decisions and discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls teaming together in a supportive, nurturing environment.

Through an amazing array of enriching experiences, girls are encouraged to express themselves freely, try new things, and experiment in various leadership roles. The process of leading, learning by doing, and collaborating develops character, strong values, social conscience, confidence in one’s potential and self-worth, as well as skills for success in the real world – qualities that will serve girls all their lives.


Every Girl Scout is part of a worldwide family of girls and adults in 145 countries. Today, there are 3.7 million Girl Scouts in the U.S., 2.7 million girl members and 928,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers. More than 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. We are the largest girl-serving organization in the United States.

Join Girl Scouts

The Girl Scouts are open to all girls and adults who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law and meet membership requirements.

Anyone who meets or can meet membership requirements shall not be denied admission or access to the Girl Scout program because of race, color, ethnicity, creed, national origin, socioeconomic status or disability.

The Girl Scout membership year is October 1 through September 30.The annual membership fee to be a member of Girl Scouts of the USA is $18. This includes accident insurance to cover participants in Girl Scout activities. Lifetime membership is also available for adults. For more information, contact 1-800 4-SCOUT-4 or e-mail potentialmember(at)comgirlscouts.org .

Visit the Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia website!