How do I get my Daughter Involved?
How do I get my daughter involved in Girl Scouting?
There are many ways to participate in Girl Scouting. Your daughter could join a traditional volunteer-led troop, join as a individually registered Girl Scout or Juliette, or just participate in all of the exciting programs and events available to registered Girl Scouts outside of a troop setting. It all starts with a call to the Membership Executive for your area.
Call (504) 733-8220 or 1-(800) 644-7571 in the New Orleans metro area, (225) 927-8946 or 1-(800) 852-8421 in the Baton Rouge area, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Click here to find your Membership Executive (ME) to get started.
For more information about Girl Scouting and what Girl Scouts do, view our "What is Girl Scouting" section here.
What level would my daughter be in?
Girl Scout Daisies(kindergarten & Grade 1) Girl Scout Daisies participate in age appropriate events, and start to expand their knowledge of nature, science, the arts, and their communities. They learn in an inclusive, nurturing environment with at least two adult leaders. Daisies earn "Learning Petals" for achievement in Girl Scout programming, and can also receive patches for participation in events.
Girl Scout Cadettes (Grades 6-8)
Girl Scout Seniors (Grades 9-10 )
Girl Scout Ambassadors (Grades 11-12)
- Older Girl Scouts working with adult advisors to plan activities, projects, and events that suite their needs as young women. They can choose to complete service projects, and earn advanced awards such as the Silver and Gold Awards. They set their own goals, gain life experience, and build self esteem and confidence while working with other girls and adult role models.
Juliettes(Individually Registered Girl Scouts) Juliettes, or individually registered Girl Scouts, are Girl Scouts without troop or group affiliation. They are encouraged to participate in council-wide and local service unit activities, and can work on the same programming goals as girls in traditional troops.
There are more ways for girls to participate in Girl Scouts than ever! We call them Pathways, and they include troop, events, camp, virtual, series, and travel. They were developed nationally by matching grade-level preferences and availability with flexible options. Girl Scout Pathways are how we deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to all girls supported by a comprehensive model of volunteerism—it is our delivery system and
internal way of organizing our program offerings.
The Troop Pathway offers the same group of girls the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, usually over a span of nine to 12 months. Girls may join at any time during the troop year. Note: A troop that also goes camping or travels as a group is still operating in the Troop Pathway (not the Camp or Travel Pathways).
The Event Pathway is for Girl Scouts who like to pick and choose from a menu of events that interest them. Events are stand-alone program offerings; examples might include a career event for Seniors and Ambassadors, or a leadership conference for teenage Girl Scouts. The primary difference between events and all other pathways is that different
girls participate in each event, as opposed to one group of girls coming together regularly. The Event Pathway is available to any girl regardless of previous Girl Scout involvement.
The Camp Pathway allows girls to participate in the outdoors and/or focus on environmental education. Day and weekend camping is offered during the school year while resident camp is generally offered during the summer months. Going to a camp is one of the most popular and recognized aspects of Girl Scouts. For many girls, camp is
the first opportunity they have to experience archery, fishing, ropes course, horseback riding, and star gazing. The Camp Pathway is available to any girl regardless of previous Girl Scout involvement.
The Series Pathway gives girls the opportunity to explore a specific theme or topic without making a long-term commitment or joining a troop. Each girl chooses to participate in the entire series as a complete program package; series offerings may be short term (for example, six days of two-hour daily meetings) or longer term (such as meeting every two weeks for 12 weeks) but always is shorter than an academic year. One example of a
Series Pathway is participation in the council’s First Lego League robotic team competition. Note: Series offerings may require a pre-requisite to participate from session to session, because girls build on the skills learned at each session.