The Girl Scout Mission
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills and cooperation with others. For more information about Girl Scout age levels, visit our Girls page.
In partnership with committed adults; girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives – like strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. For more information on how you can make a difference in the life of a girl, visit our Volunteer.
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
Girl Scouting is open to all girls in K-12th grade who accept the Girl Scout Promise and Law; and adults over the age of 18 who accept the organization’s principles and beliefs as stated in the Preamble of the Constitution of Girl Scouts of the USA. Annual membership dues are $12 for both girl and adult members, and uniforms are not required. Financial assistance is available for membership.
The Girl Scout Council of the Florida Panhandle serves more than 5,000 girls ages 5-17 and 2,000 adult volunteers in Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington counties.
Girl Scouting Levels
Daisies: K-1: Explore your ever expanding world in a nurturing and safe environment. Daisies do lots of fun things.
Brownies: Grades 2-3: Be adventurous and bold as you explore the world around you. Brownies do lots of fun and exciting things.
Juniors: Grades 4-5: Become an agent of change and discover the "power of one" and the "power of team." Join with other girls to plan and do some amazing things.
Cadettes: Grades 6-8: Navigate your own course or join with other girls to plan an carry out fun events, amazing new adventures, and community projects.
Seniors: Grades 9-10: Are you interested in high adventure sports, preparing for a career, pitching a tent or traveling to exotic locales?
Ambassadors: Grades 11-12: You know where you've been, but where do you want to go? Increase your confidence an leadership abilities and prepare for success after high school.
The annual Cookie Program is the nation's premier business entrepreneurial program for girls. The program begins with pre-sales in January and the girls conduct direct sales in March. The bakery, Little Brownie Bakers, supplies each troop with program activities that prepare each girl and her troop with goal setting, marketing, entrepreneurship, and leadership ideas. Girl Scout troops keep $.60 per box sold and all other profit stays within the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle council for financial assistance, camps, and other programming.
The Fall Product Sale Program takes place September through November. The girls participate in the Nut Sale with products from Trophy Nut. These vendors offer program activities for all age levels which the girls and their troops can use throughout the program year and earn patches. Girl Scout troops keep $1 per item sold and all other profit stays within the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle council for financial assistance, camps, and other programming.
About Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls — all girls — where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts’ membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Ga., to 3.7 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.