Girl Scouts Go-Getters
Empowering Girls One Step at a Time
Welcome! We're the Girl Scouts.
We're a global movement that thinks big and acts locally. Our programs and experiences are designed to help every girl discover her sparkle. How cool is that?
You may have heard of us. We build apps. We compete in Lego Robotics. We use our problem-solving skills to make an impact in our communities and around the world. We also giggle, sing, dance, hike, and canoe. You know, there isn't much we can't do if we put our minds to it! Sound like fun?
We're more than 52,000 girls and 20,000 adults strong locally, and we're looking forward to our future.
Our mission sounds simple, but it ultimately changes lives by building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
We focus on four pillars, which guide all Girl Scouts programming:
- STE[A]M- Girls have a natural curiosity and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, and we’re here to foster that interest through fun, hands-on activities. Adding arts to the mix empowers them to innovate and discover creative solutions.
- Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship- Building on key principles learned through the Girl Scout Cookie program, financial literacy and entrepreneurial activities help girls build long-lasting financial habits at every age and prepare them for a future as a business owner.
- Outdoor Experience- Our program excels in introducing first-time campers to the outdoors, challenging veteran campers to try something new, and building outdoor communities where girls play, learn and connect with others.
- Life Skills- With a variety of activities focused on self-esteem, healthy relationships, and positive lifestyle choices, girls strengthen their physical, social and emotional health, preparing them for a healthy and independent future.
We no longer have any Charity Guaranteed Entries available for the 2018 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Otherwise, please check back here for registration for the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!