Boy Scouts is now accepting girls. But make no mistake. For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts have received unmatched opportunities to lead, go on adventures, and build courage, confidence, and character.
When there's space for her imagination to grow, there's no stopping where she'll go.
At Girl Scouts, girls get to build leadership skills in the way they learn and grow best—in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) is time-tested, research-backed and proven with 106 years of results. And new research has found that Girl Scouts shine above their peers in leadership, academics, career aspirations and hope for the future.*
Girl Scouts has not and will NOT merge with Boy Scouts. Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America are, and have always been, two separate organizations.
Girl Scouts serves girls in grades K–12. The inclusive, girl-led, all-female environment Girl Scouts offers girls give them a safe space where they can try new things, develop a range of skills, and take on leadership roles without the distractions or pressures that can be found in a coed environment.
And there are many more reasons why Girl Scouts works for today’s girls.
There isn't a single experience a girl can have at Boy Scouts that she can’t have at Girl Scouts.
From hiking to swimming, camping and archery, horseback riding and hatchet throwing, Outdoor adventure is an absolutely fundamental part of the Girl Scout experience.
Also, our Outdoor Skills patch program gives girls opportunities to explore many outdoor skills and earn patches in everything from fire building to knot-tying and backpacking.
Girl Scouts can design robots and race cars, go on environmentally conscious camping trips, create algorithms, collect data in the great outdoors, try their hand at engineering, and so much more.
GSSEM has a successful partnership with FIRST of Michigan, an organization dedicated to advancing the fields of STEM with Michigan students.
Our GSSEM FIRST program gives girls in grades K–5 grade the chance to explore robotics and the environment. Girls tackle a community issue like water usage in their communities and build a robotic solution using LEGO components.
The Gold Award is the highest and most prestigious award in Girl Scouting. Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award display more positive life outcomes like sense of self, life satisfaction, leadership, life success, community service, and civic engagement.
Every year, GSSEM honors Girl Scouts in southeastern Michigan who have earned the Gold Award. Each of these recipients has shown leadership and taken action to find sustainable solutions to a chosen community issue.
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