Girl Scouting Helps Girls Succeed

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By Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida July 1, 2024

For over 100 years the Girl Scout Leadership Experience has been building girls of courage and confidence, who embrace their character and strive to make the world a better place. Through this one-of-a-kind leadership program, girls develop a strong sense of self, build character and confidence, seek adventure, take on challenges, foster friendships, and strive to solve problems in their community.

Girl Scouts is an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-focused environment that provides an open and safe space for girls K-12 to learn and grow among peers, allowing them to explore their potential and prepare for academic and workforce success. Research has shown that 58% of women elected to congress were Girl Scouts, and 76% of female U.S. senators are Girl Scout alums.

With the opportunity to take on leadership roles and work with others to achieve a common goal, girls are more likely to demonstrate greater leadership skills, seek challenges and find solutions. By applying these learned skills academically, Girl Scouts are more likely to achieve academic success.

Girl Scouting can help girls obtain scholarships, grants, and awards that could impact academic success. Also, earning a Girl Scout Gold Award could be the special accolade that will help them stand out when they apply to college. Many admissions departments consider the Girl Scout Gold Award a meaningful sign of leadership and service.  

Girls who choose to participate in the Girl Scout Cookie Program learn goal setting, money management, people skills, decision making, and business ethics that further prepare them for the workforce. Girl Scouts also sharpens a girl’s STEM abilities. Science, technology, engineering, and math pervades every aspect of our society, and is the road to our future. STEM programs build resilience and persistence in girls and gives them the push they need on their road to become great innovators.

Now is the perfect time to join Girl Scouts and set your girl up for success. Troops are forming in your community. For more information, visit or call 561-427-0177.