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Girl Scout Troop 6841
(Virden, Illinois)
 
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Joining Girl Scouts


Is your daughter interested in learning a sport, sampling the arts, preparing for a career, or pitching a tent? Does she dream of publishing stories online, traveling to exotic locales, or speaking on behalf of girls in your town? In Girl Scouting, she can do it all! Girls in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade (ages 5-17) can join as girl members. It's never too late to join in the fun.  Membership is $25 annually, and financial aid is available.

A girl can be a Girl Scout in many different ways. She can:

  • Join a troop/group With the same girls, all sessions; which typically spans the length of a school year.  Please contact our Service Unit directly for placement in an age appropriate troop.
  • Camp: Day or resident
  • Events: Different girls attend each event
  • Special Interest: With the same girls, all sessions relating to a specific theme or purpose  
  • Travel: Regional, national and international trips
  • Virtual: High-quality, interactive program; safe, secure, online environment

For any girl interested in joining please complete the online form at:
https://girlscouts.secure.force.com/girl

or for Adults interested in assisting:
https://girlscouts.secure.force.com/

Age Level


Grades K-1     Girl Scout Daisy
Grades 2-3     Girl Scout Brownie
Grades 4-5      Girl Scout Junior
Grades 6-8      Girl Scout Cadette
Grades 9-10     Girl Scout Senior
Grades 11-12     Girl Scout Ambassador

Girl Scout Daisies meet in groups of five to 10 with two or more adult leaders in a nurturing, inclusive environment. They go on trips, learn about nature and science, and explore the arts and their communities. Girl Scout Daisies can also earn Learning Petals and receive participation patches.

Girl Scout Brownies work together in groups, earn Girl Scout Brownie Try-Its, and explore their community. Friendship, fun, and age-appropriate activities begin at the Girl Scout Brownie meeting and move out to the community and wider world.    

Girl Scout Juniors earn badges and discover what girl power is all about through new activities and by learning to take charge of their own plans. They gain self-confidence as they explore the world in partnership with their troop/group leaders. 
                                           
Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors participate in Girl Scouting in many ways. Under the guidance of a trained adult advisor, girls mix and match activities and resources to suit their needs while giving back to their communities. They connect with each other and build self-esteem and confidence in their skills as they work on a range of projects and gain life experiences.

For a century, Girl Scouts has been providing an opportunity for girls in grades K-12 to develop new skills, talents and friendships through troop activities, camps and more. The girls learn about leadership, build confidence and character, and take action in their communities.

You probably know that Girl Scouts earn badges, go camping and sell cookies. They also do a lot more. They participate in community projects that help improve their neighborhoods and protect the planet. Girl Scouts take part in unique science experiments and establish sports clinics. They camp, hike, draw, paint, cook and sew.
 
So you want to be a Girl Scout?
You will need your parent or guardian to fill out the following paperwork:
Girl Registration Form (must pay the $25.00 annual registration fee)
Health History Form

So How Do You Become A Volunteer?
Whether you want to be a Troop Leader, Assistant Troop Leader, help out at meeting or be a driver for a troop
you must fill out the following paperwork:
Adult Registration Form (must pay the $25.00 annual registration fee)
Volunteer Application which includes the B
ackground Information Form

Contact our Troop for more information about joining!

Websites
Girl Scouts USA
(national website)

 

 

I can't wait to be a Girl Scout!



When you just can't wait for what you'll do next, you can do anything!

At Girl Scouts, girls are always counting down to the next adventure they'll go on together. Maybe it's artistic. Maybe it's an experiment. Maybe it's getting outside or helping the community. With us, you'll make a bunch of new friends and have a ton of new experiences that show you how exciting the world is, and how awesome you are, over and over again.

So what are you waiting for? Join today!


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