Welcome! If you are the parent of a girl between the ages of 5 and 17, we’re thrilled that you’re interested in learning more about this very special group of people, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council (GSSGC).
This is where girls grow with courage, confidence and character, where they learn how to make their world – and the world as a whole – a better place. Sounds like a big goal, doesn’t it? Sure it is. But it’s already happening to almost 15,000 GSSGC girls. Most importantly? There’s plenty of room for you and your daughter!
A. The official Girl Scout uniform reflects the changing needs of our members. Girls wear their own solid white shirts, khaki pants or skirts, and can also choose one Girl Scout element (a tunic, sash or vest) where they’ll proudly display their pins and awards. Girl Scouts at the Daisy and Brownie levels have the option of a full uniform ensemble, and Girl Scouts in high school can choose to incorporate a scarf that unifies them with the sisterhood of Girl Scouts around the world. In addition, girls will be asked to wear an official Girl Scout uniform pin. These uniform pieces are available at our Council retail shops for a nominal fee.
A. Available through your local Council, an age-appropriate “leadership journey” is created for each grade level. Leadership journeys are a coordinated series of activity programs grouped around a theme. Through stories, quizzes, activities and more, girls are invited to explore a specific leadership theme for their level. They’ll also learn about the three Girl Scout leadership keys (Discover, Connect and Take Action) and how they can work to make our world a better place.
A. Girl Scout cookies are an icon of American culture. They’re also the backbone of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, the leading entrepreneurial program for girls. For the past 80 years, Girl Scouts have been learning about goal setting, money management and teamwork—all while having fun! And here’s the best part: The funds earned through the annual cookie sale help offset troop expenses, registration, uniforms and books. Girls can even use their “cookie cards” toward camping and outdoor experiences, travel and leadership programs offered through Girl Scouts.
A couple more things to know--all Girl Scout members will be asked to accept the Girl Scout Promise and the Girl Scout Law. Members are also asked to pay annual membership dues of $12--financial assistance is available on a limited basis.
Don't worry! Girl Scouts has caring and trained adult leaders to help you and your daughter through this process. They're here to help answer any questions along the way. Just contact us today!