It’s in our DNA. Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, was a famous lover
of nature. Today, Girl Scouts honors her legacy by promoting respect
and love of the great outdoors far and wide.
Through Girl Scouting, girls see the Earth as their home. Whether
they're learning about endangered wildlife, developing creative
recycling projects, or working toward a grade-level award, girls focus
on care, conservation, and responsibility. They make sure the beauty
and wonder of our planet endure for future generations to enjoy.
We inspire girls to develop a lasting commitment to the environment with:
Girl Scout Journeys
Packed with the latest information and girl-relevant environmental
thinking, the It's Your Planet—Love
It! Journey series helps girls learn about environmental issues
such as clean water and air, noise pollution, global change, soil
contamination, and agriculture.
Girl Scout Camping
Camping is a great way for girls to gain a deep appreciation for
nature—while they develop leadership and social skills. Girls can
enjoy a traditional camp experience at Camp Wasiu II
or attend day, weekend, travel, or minimal-impact camp and outdoor adventures.
The Girl Scout Ranger Program
This exciting new program connects girls with National Park Service
sites throughout the United States, including monuments, seashores,
and urban landmarks.
To participate, girls and troops can visit theNational Park Service website to find a park
near their home, explore the history of the park, and learn about its
natural and cultural resources. Troop leaders and parents can arrange
for activities like hiking, biking, wildlife watching, and guided
interpretive tours. The Girl Scout Ranger Program also allows girls to
build their own unique park experience, earning badges and patches
along the way. Get details.
More Than S'mores:Successes and Surprises in Girl Scouts'
This report highlights findings from a 2012 national study of Girl
Scout Juniors and Cadettes. The report explores two basic questions:
How and how much are girls getting outside in Girl Scouts? And what
difference do these outdoor experiences make? Among key findings are
that girls' outdoor experiences in Girl Scouts are positively linked
to their challenge seeking, problem solving, and environmental leadership.