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One girl makes a difference; girls together are changing the world.

Girl Scouts changes the world by supporting the young women who will change it – who are already changing it:

  • Teaching self-defense to battered women in homeless shelters
  • Building after-school reading programs for girls in Tanzania
  • Providing expert testimony on cyberbullying before a congressional panel

In 2009, Girl Scout provided over 75 million hours of direct service to their communities. And this does not count time spent learning, training, traveling, or just having fun.

The contribution to society – from the local to the international level - represents 1.6 billion in girl-led projects with lasting results.


Our Alumnae are living proof on our impact.

For 100 years, Girl Scouts has done more than any other organization to provide leadership opportunities for girls.

At any given point in time, approximately 10 percent are Girl Scouts. Yet:

  • Eighty percent of women business owners were Girl Scouts.
  • Sixty –nine percent of female U.S. Senators were Girl Scouts.
  • Sixty-seven percent of female members of the House of Representatives were Girl Scouts.
  • Virtually evey female astronaut who has flown in space was a Girl Scout.

 America’s most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life are Girl Scout Alumnae.