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Whether your girl is a dreamer, comedian, explorer, or something uniquely her own, she’s welcome at Girl Scouts. Find what makes her shine with friends and mentors by her side. Helping girls build their courage, confidence, and character since 1912.

How to Join Girl Scouts

To find a troop in your area, click on Join GIrl Scouts below to register.

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Why Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is the place for every girl. And it always will be.

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri is committed to creating an environment where all girls have the opportunity to participate in a movement that encourages them to overcome barriers and become leaders in their community and world. We’re working hard to give all girls the opportunity to practice a lifetime of leadership by becoming Girl Scouts. With us, you’ll unleash your inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-Taker, Leader)™!

Research shows that girls want, and thrive in an all-girl, and girl-friendly, environment where their specific needs are addressed. Girl Scouts are leaders in their communities when they create sustainable projects like building bat houses, increasing traffic safety near schools, and providing comfort to pediatric patients during recovery.

Regardless of her race, class, or religion, every girl has a home at Girl Scouts.

The Girl Scout Leadership Experience

Girl Scouts is the best girl leadership program in the world. Our program centers on what we call the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, or GSLE—a collection of engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, going on awesome trips, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects.

At Girl Scouts, she’ll get to lead her own adventure and team up with other girls in an all-girl environment to choose the exciting, hands-on activities that interest her most. Along the way, she’ll gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience:

  • Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)
  • Outdoors
  • Life Skills
  • Entrepreneurship

52%

of female business leaders in the United States are Girl Scout alums.

72%

of current female U.S. senators are Girl Scout alums.

100%

of women who have served as U.S. secretary of state are Girl Scout alums.

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Want to know more before joining?

Learn about Financial Aid and Uniform Assistance, or find information events, which are a great way for future Girl Scouts to learn more, meet staff and volunteers, and even sign up for a local troop!

Need to know more to help you decide what's right for you?
Check out all the different ways to take the lead at Girl Scouts. Or, see all the exciting possibilities Girl Scouts offers for girls of all ages and choose your adventure

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Interested in becoming a volunteer?

Be the role model she'll remember forever and check out all the ways you can volunteer!