Created by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low in 1912, the Girl Scouts organization has enjoyed a rich history of helping girls grow up confident, ambitious, and courageous. The Girl Scouts comprises six programs, each sectioned by school grade level, so girls experience new activities and challenges with their peers. At every stage, girls sell cookies and earn rewards like petals or badges for their accomplishments. Learn more about this one-of-a-kind leadership program to determine if it’s right for your daughter.
What Each of the 6 Girl Scout Programs Do
Named for the organization’s inspiring founder, Daisy scouts are girls in kindergarten and first grade. Daisies learn about the Girl Scout Promise and Law while engaging in activities that teach them the importance of helping others. This program gets girls interested in their community and forms the foundation for lessons to come.
The Girl Scout program for second- and third-graders, Brownie scouts learn about the world around them through field trips to museums, parks, and nature preserves. These scouts learn new skills like first aid, as well as ways to help their community and develop stronger self-esteem, earning badges along the way.
Juniors, or Girl Scouts in fourth and fifth grades, go overnight camping for the first time and continue learning about topics and tackling activities that started during their Brownie days. Your daughter can also choose one issue they care about most and do something to make a difference to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Journey.
Cadettes, or middle school students, will mentor Daisies, Brownies, and Juniors while learning more about self-expression and what issues matter to them the most. Whether they’re experimenting with exotic recipes from around the globe, writing and shooting their own films, designing robots, or going on hikes, Cadettes follow their passions.
High school freshmen and sophomore age scouts get the ‘Senior’ title in the world of Girl Scouts. These girls begin exploring career possibilities that interest them, learn more about international issues or even travel abroad, and serve as a positive role model for younger girls.
Juniors and seniors in high school are Girl Scout ambassadors. Reaching this level gives these exceptional girls the chance to take on projects that make them eligible for college scholarships. They also work with younger scouts and can consider joining World Center programs in the United Kingdom, India, Africa, and elsewhere.
Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson provides young women in the Pleasantville, NY, area with the tools they need to lead extraordinary lives. Archery, swimming, crafting, hiking, and nature walks are just some of the activities they’ll participate in at camps run by experienced, committed counselors. Call (855) 232-4744 today to learn about the registration process or visit the organization online for program information. Keep up with the latest troop news on Facebook.