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Girl Scout Troop 6841
(Virden, Illinois)
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Every 100 Girls....

  • Four will earn the Girl Scout Gold Award-the highest award for girls.
  • Twelve will have their first contact with a church.
  • Five will earn their church religious award.
  • Only rarely will one be brought before juvenile court.
  • One will enter the clergy.
  • Eighteen will develop hobbies used during their adult life.
  • Eight will enter a vocation that was learned through the badge or patch program.
  • Seventeen will be future Girl Scout volunteers.
  • One will use her Girl Scouting skills to save a life.
  • One will use her Girl Scouting skills to save her own life.

Facts about Girl Scouting

Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

100+ Years
Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout Troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia.

An American Institution
Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950.

Still Growing Strong
Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts—2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers.

Empowering Girls
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. 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.

At Home and Abroad
Girls at home and abroad participate in troops and groups in more than 92 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and over 100 local Girl Scout councils offer girls the opportunity for membership across the United States.

An International Family
Through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries.

A Pivotal Part of Women's History
More than 59 million women in America today enjoyed Girl Scouts during their childhood—and that number continues to grow as Girl Scouts of the USA continues to inspire, challenge, and empower girls everywhere.