Girl Scouts is about sharing the fun, friendship, and power of girls and women together. Any girl—from kindergarten through 12th grade—can join Girl Scouts. Girl Scout volunteers are also a diverse group—you may be a college volunteer working on a community-action project, a parent volunteer ready for an outdoor adventure with your daughter’s group, or any responsible adult (female or male, who has passed the necessary screening process) looking to make a difference in a girl’s life.
What all members share, whether girls or adults, is acceptance of the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Each member also agrees to follow safety guidelines and pay the annual membership dues of $12 (or purchase a lifetime membership for $300).
Girls at Every Grade Level
After girls join, they team up in the following grade levels:
Girl Scout Daisy, grades K–1
Girl Scout Brownie, grades 2–3
Girl Scout Junior, grades 4–5
Girl Scout Cadette, grades 6–8
Girl Scout Senior, grades 9–10
Girl Scout Ambassador, grades 11–12
Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is inclusive. We respect, value, embrace and celebrate differences.
Girls Scouts of Western Ohio welcomes girls from every race, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic group, as well as those with mental and physical disabilities to participate in Girl Scouting.
Flexible Ways to Participate - Girl Scout Pathways
Across the country, the Girl Scout community is hard at work on a whole new approach to make sure that everyone can participate in Girl Scouting in the ways they want to. As a volunteer, you can choose from flexible ways to participate that offer the freedom to tailor your level of involvement to fit your schedule and lifestyle. You can also volunteer behind the scenes, in your council office, instead of volunteering directly with girls.
Girls can choose any one, all, or some of the options—camp, events, series, troop, travel, and virtual*— within a single membership year. (*Note that virtual is still in development.) Volunteers have the option of partnering with girls throughout a membership year or committing to an opportunity for only a few weeks or months. Based on independent research and extensive surveys with thousands of council staff members from around the country, we have a good sense of which options will interest girls, based on their grade levels.