What is Girl Scouts?
Girl Scouts has the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Girls are engaged in activities related to science, technology, engineering, math, financial literacy, healthy living, and environmental leadership. Activities can be centered around individual girls, a small group, an entire troop, or service unit. As a non-profit organization we are dependent upon the assistance of adult volunteers. Our volunteers bring their experience and expertise to make the scouting involvement better for all girls.
What are the requirements to join Girl Scouts?
Girls just need to be in Kindergarten to start Girl Scouts as a Daisy. We welcome any and all girls that are in grades K-12.
What will my daughter get out of Girl Scouts?
Girls will develop a sense of self, learn positive values, learn practical life skills, develop critical thinking, and feel connected to the community. Girls will also make friends, earn badges, participate in field trips and camping trips, and organize service projects.
What is the time commitment involved in Girl Scouts?
Girls are assigned to a troop with troop coordinators making efforts to form troops according to schools. Troop leaders decide when, where, and how often a troop may meet. Many troops meet twice a month and work with families to find a good time and place to meet.
What are the responsibilities of a parent/guardian?
- Take scout to meetings and events
- Help your scout fulfill troop responsibilities- dues, permission slips, snack, and uniforms
- Communicate with the troop leader
- Consider volunteering as a:
- Troop leader, co-leader, coordinator of the fall product sale or cookie sales, provide transportation or chaperone for outside events, assist with service projects, share a hobby or special talent
- Training is available through Girl Scouts of Central Indiana council and with the Avon Service Unit
How much does it cost to be part of Girl Scouts?
There is an annual fee paid to Girl Scouts of the USA for $25 per scout and the Avon Service Unit also charges an annual fee of $5 per scout. These fees help council and the service unit provide activity insurance, training, and activities to all girls. Each troop may also charge dues to enable the troop to fund activities.
Where can I buy the Girl Scout uniform and patches?
You can purchase the required uniform at the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana Store. You can access the store through their website at http://store.girlscoutsindiana.org/store/ and they will gladly ship any items to you or you can visit the store at:
The Indianapolis Showcase is now located at 7201 Girl Scout Lane on the Camp Dellwood property. The entrance is accessed from Girls School Road.
7201 Girl Scout Lane
Indianapolis, IN 46214
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Closed Saturdays in June & July
Do Girl Scouts go camping?
Yes, Girl Scouts do go camping but it is a gradual process that can include an entire troop, service unit, or family.
What other activities are available to Girl Scouts?
- Mother/Daughter Event
- Father/Daughter Event
- Thinking Day
- Cookie Rally
- Fall Product Sales
- Winter Cookie Sales
- Summer camp