Choose your own adventure and discover your interests alongside other Girl Scouts. Join a troop and make new friends or blaze your own trail as an individually registered member. Your experience is completely up to you!
Adults choose their own Girl Scouting adventure, too. Share your expertise during a special event, chaperone an exciting outing, or help Girl Scouts explore endless possibilities and connect the dots as their troop leader.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri serves thousands of youth in areas underserved by traditional troop structures. Through community outreach programs held in community centers and schools, girls are able to experience the joys of Girl Scouting while developing positive life and leadership skills. Girls will develop emotional literacy and strengthen communication skills, learn about healthy relationships, and explore ways to prevent bullying and reduce violence through peer-led initiatives. Fun, hands-on activities enhance learning.
Check out the innovative programs below. For more information, please email Community Outreach or call 314.592.2314.
Not all girls have a Girl Scout troop in their immediate area. That’s where Community Troops come in! This program provides the Girl Scout Leadership Experience in a troop setting to girls who otherwise would not have the opportunity. Community Troops are led by trained Girl Scout staff members, called Community Troop Managers. They provide troop leadership for numerous troops in schools, churches and community centers.
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Community Troop Partners
The Girl Scout Community Troop program is made possible with the support of our partners, Alicia McDonnell, Anne M. McDonnell, Bank of America, Cathy Rogers, Cigna, Edward Jones, Emerson, Holly James, Incarnate Word Foundation, James S. McDonnell Family Foundation, Katherine McDonnell, Marcella M. Stevens, Mimi Abbott, Penny Pennington and Michael Fidler and The Saigh Foundation.
Since 1996, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri has been working with girls whose mothers have been incarcerated. The specialized Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) multi-level troop program is available to girls whose mothers are serving time at the Women's Eastern Reception and Diagnostic Correctional Center in Vandalia, MO. We accept referrals through our partnership with the correctional facility as well as from schools, Division of Family Services (DFS) and family members.
For more information on Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, please email Ayanna Buckley or call 314.620.6303.
Funding for the GSBB program is generously provided by: