Arlington Girl Scouts is a vibrant, dynamic collaboration between the girls of Arlington and adult volunteers to create a community where girls connect, grow, learn, and become leaders, and, of course, have lots of fun!
We are part of Girl Scouts USA, which was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low and which has the mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout program is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law and four fundamental goals that encourage girls to:
- Develop to their full potential
- Relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect
- Develop a meaningful set of values to guide their actions and to provide for sound decision-making
- Contribute to the improvement of society
What do Girl Scouts do?
- Make friends
- Try new activities
- Go on field trips
- Camp and hike
- Work on badges, patches or awards on dozens of topics
- Participate in programs offered by Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
- Travel (for older girls)
Girls participate in Girl Scouts in Arlington in a number of ways:
- As a member of a troop (a group of 5 to 25 girls) based at their school with other girls from their grade, led or advised by two or more adult volunteers.
- As a member of a town-wide troop for a certain grade or age range, including a troop for home-schooled girls.
- As an individually registered Girl Scout (a Juliette) who works on Girl Scout program goals without participating in a troop. Juliettes have a mentor or advisor.
- Please visit Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts National Program Portfolio page Scroll down to find the Pathways Through Girl Scouts links
Troops may meet weekly, biweekly, monthly or on a variable schedule, usually for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
To find out how to join the Girl Scouts in Arlington, contact Customercare@gsema.org .