Building Confidence and Character – Girl Scouts Orange County | @girlscouts

As parents, we tend to get our kids involved in a number of after school activities to enrich their lives and learning with their friends. At my children’s school, like with most schools, The Girl Scout Troop plays an active role in many of their lives. In fact, the Girl Scout Troop at our school gets involved with school assemblies and more. In early October, Girl Scouts will start selling nuts and magazines to benefit their troop activities. In fact, we’re giving away a Yankee Candle Girl Scout Cookie Scented Large Apothecary Jar Candle!


Girl Scouts give our youngsters the opportunity to make new friends, try new things, exercising leadership skills through activities like building robots, participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program, playing sports, and more, Girl Scouts is an exciting way to engage girls all year round.

“When girls lead, the world succeeds. Girl Scouts is the largest organization in the world where girls call the shots and take charge of their own future,” said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. “A troop who loves rollercoasters might invite an engineer to join them at their local amusement park to learn about what makes their stomach drop in real time, while another troop might be interested in what happens when you recycle a bottle, and plan a visit to their town’s recycling plant. By doing what they’re interested in and deciding how to learn more, they are developing leadership skills that aren’t offered by any other extracurricular activity.”


The largest girl-led organization in the world, Girls Scouts have the opportunity at hands on learning, making their own decisions in selecting activities and learning a sense of accomplishment when they make their goals. The Girl Scout Research Institute reports that at least 75 percent of girls who experience the fun of “learning by doing” and are part of a girl-led program become better at conflict resolution, problem solving, team building and cooperation, and developing self-confidence. In addition, nearly three in four girls who experience learning by doing and are part of a girl-led program say that, because of Girl Scouts, they’ve become a leader in more activities with their friends and classmates, as well as in their community.

“As troops come together in communities and schools in every zip code throughout Orange County, they are making BIG plans for the year. Whether they decide to earn the brand new “My STEM Life” badge for middle school girls in OC, gain their first entrepreneurial experience by selling cookies, or give back to their community, Girl Scouts are having fun, trying new things, and making lasting friendships. We encourage girls to check out what being a Girl Scout is all about – and hope that their parents consider joining in the fun as volunteers!” said Nancy Nygren, CEO of Girl Scouts of Orange County.

Interested in joining the Girl Scouts? It is open to all girls from kindergarten through grade 12, anyone over the age of 18 can become a Girl Scout volunteer. Adult volunteers are vital to girls experiencing the positive impact of Girl Scouts, and each adult volunteer has the opportunity to make a real difference in the life of a girl. To join Girl Scouts or learn more about volunteering, please visit:


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About the Girl Scouts of Orange County:

We are the Girl Scouts of Orange County. We’re 37,000 strong—22,000 girls and 15,000 adults who believe every girl can change the world. Girl Scouts began over 100 years ago with one woman, Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed` in the power of every girl. Today, we continue her vision of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place by helping them discover their inner strength, passions, and talents. And with programs in every zip code in Orange County, there’s a chance for every girl to do something amazing. We’re the Girl Scouts. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit

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