Today’s girls face unique pressures and gender stereotypes. In January 2017, a study published in Science magazine found that at age 5, both boys and girls tend to associate “brilliant” thinkers with their own gender. However, by age 6, girls begin to lose confidence in their abilities. Since girls are less likely than boys to think that they can be brilliant, they become less likely to tackle problems designed for “smart” kids. At Girl Scouts, we start in kindergarten to help girls overcome gender stereotypes as well as develop courage and confidence.
We create a safe place for girls of all ages to learn and grow. We provide fun programs and activities that help girls prepare for a lifetime of success. We sell the best cookies on the planet that, more importantly, teach girls the skills they need to thrive, from the classroom to their careers and beyond.
With focuses on exploring STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), mastering the outdoors, honing life skills, real-world entrepreneurship experience, and everything in between, Girl Scouts is the best girl leadership experience in the world.