Wednesday, September 20, 2017

What Kind of G.I.R.L. Are You?



Which G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ attribute best describes you and your girl? These four traits sum up the very essence of what it means to be a Girl Scout. Take our G.I.R.L. Quiz to learn about your own strengths!

Leadership the Girl Scout Way
Every day, through a one-of-a-kind combination of girl-led activities and experiences in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); the outdoors; life skills; and entrepreneurship that are available only through our proven Girl Scout programming, girls cultivate a unique kind of leadership. And girls who practice their G.I.R.L. skills are more likely to reach their full potential. How?
  • Go-getters are determined to succeed and have the can-do mentality that helps them navigate challenges. 
  • Innovators are problem-solvers and visionaries—always looking for a new approach. 
  • Risk-takers embrace the unfamiliar and are unafraid to try new things. 
  • Leaders are committed to making the world a better place and are able to empower others by leading with empathy. 

It’s proven—Girl Scouts builds leaders. In fact, four out of five Girl Scouts identify as leaders, versus two out of five non–Girl Scouts. Additionally, Girl Scouts earn better grades and have greater expectations for their futures than non–Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts are also more likely to:

  • Participate in healthy activities (82 percent vs. 69 percent) 
  • Pursue leadership opportunities (79 percent vs 37 percent) 
  • Explore the outdoors (76 percent vs. 43 percent) 
  • Be civically engaged (79 percent vs. 37 percent) 
  • Be financially literate (65 percent vs. 36 percent) 
  • Work on STEM projects (60 percent vs. 35 percent) 

Beyond that, Girl Scouts are self-starters. They take the lead in their lives, and it shows. Research has found that Girl Scouts are more likely than non–Girl Scouts to excel at teamwork (86 percent vs. 61 percent), engage in hands-on activities and analysis of how to make improvements (81 percent vs. 59 percent), and take an active role in decision making (80 percent vs. 51 percent).

Source: The Girl Scout Impact Study (2017)

Learn More About Girl Scouts
Girl Scouts unleashes the G.I.R.L. in every girl, preparing her for a lifetime of leadership—from taking a nighttime hike under the stars to accepting a mission on the International Space Station. From lobbying the city council with her troop to holding a seat in Congress. And from running her own cookie business today to leading a Fortune 500 company tomorrow.

Learn more about what Girl Scouts can do for your girl and how you can get involved at girlscouts.org/join.