Girl Scout Mission
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place
Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try....
To serve 'God' and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
Honest and Fair
Friendly and Helpful
Considerate and Caring
Courageous and Strong
Responsible for What I Say and Do
Respect Myself and Others
Use Resources Wisely
Make the World a Better Place
and Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience
Girls develop a strong sense of self.
Girls develop positive values.
Girls gain practical life skills.
Girls seek challenges in the world.
Girls develop critical thinking.
Girls develop healthy relationships.
Girls promote cooperation and team building.
Girls can resolve conflicts.
Girls advance diversity in a multicultural world.
Girls feel connected to their communities, locally and globally.
Girls can identify community needs.
Girls are resourceful problem solvers.
Girls advocate for themselves and others, locally and globally.
Girls educate and inspire others to act.
Girls feel empowered to make a difference in the world.
Girl Scout Motto: "Be Prepared"
Girl Scout Slogan: "Do a Good Turn Daily"
Girl Scout Sign: The Girl Scout sign is made by holding up the middle 3 fingers (the index, middle, and ring fingers) and then folding in the pinky and the thumb so that they touch (thumb over the pinky if they go that far). Girl Scouts make the sign when saying the Girl Scout Promise or Law or giving a Girl Scout handshake.
Girl Scout Handshake: The Girl Scout handshake consists of making the Girl Scout sign with the right hand and shaking with the left.
Friendship Circle: To make a friendship circle, Girl Scouts form a circle then cross their arms--right over left--and take the hand of the persons on either side. Girl Scouts typically sing "Make New Friends..." while in the friendship circle. (e.g., the best part of an event). After singing, each girl tells the the girl to her left "Goodnight". Once that is completed around the cirlce, one girl leads by putting her right foot in towards the center of the circle, and then squeezing the hand of one of the girl to her left. It is now the turn of the Girl Scout who got her hand squeezed. After each the hand squeezes have made it back to the girl who started the hand squeeze, Girl Scouts raise their arms and turn outward. Girls drop hands and are, usually, dismissed. Friendship circles are typically used to close activities.