Joining a Girl Scout troop is one of the most traditional and popular ways to be a Girl Scout. Troops usually meet once per month with a parent or trained volunteer and work as a group on projects, arts and crafts, setting goals, etc.
Examples of Girl Scout Troops:
- Fourteen girls of the same grade level meet monthly from November through March at a local community center.
- Seven girls that are homeschooled meet weekly as a Girl Scout troop.
- Community-based mentoring program brings girls and their mentors together once a month over the course of a year to participate in Girl Scout program activities and one-on-one mentoring.
- A group of girls meets monthly to participate in the New Girl Scout Leadership Experience, community service and prerequisites to earn their Girl Scout Gold Award (the highest earned recognition in Girl Scouting).
- Girls meet together once a week at their juvenile detention center to participate in Girl Scout activities.
All Girl Scouts will receive a Passport to Leadership to help them track and record their favorite Girl Scout memories.
There are often waiting lists for girls to join troops. While you wait you can still experience the fun and friendship of Girl Scouting as an individual.