More learning. More outcomes.

Girl Scouts complements the great work you do at school every day. Our programming introduces and opens girls up to so many things—like science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); entrepreneurship; life skills; financial literacy; and outdoor experiences—that are vital for a successful future and that enable girls to build social and emotional skills; exemplify anti-bullying behavior; and develop confidence, resiliency, and leadership skills.

STEM Center of Excellence TEKS Alignment

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National Girl Scout Studies

  • The Girl Scout Impact Study summarizes findings from a nationally representative sample of Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts, and shows that Girl Scouts are more likely to be prepared for a lifetime of leadership.

  • How Girl Scout STEM Programs  Benefit Girls illustrates the benefits Girl Scouts receive when they participate in STEM programming, particularly in relation to social and emotional effects.

  • Linking Leadership to Academic Success: The Girl Scout Difference describes the positive correlation between being a Girl Scout and attaining academic success.

  • Five Ways Girl Scouts Build Girl Leaders In 2016, the Girl Scout Research Institute in collaboration with Tufts University’s Institute for Applied Research in Youth Development revised its outcomes model. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) now focuses on five outcomes, with validated measures that are closely connected to the to the Girl Scout mission and program activities and reflect competencies the youth development field have determined are crucial to helping youth thrive. To learn about the outcomes revision process and why these outcomes matter, download the fact sheets below.

For the most up-to-date information, visit the Girl Scout Research Institute.