An Amazing Passport to Discovery
t’s a big world, and what better way to experience it than on a
As a Girl Scout, she’ll find her place in the world and make a real
difference, whether she travels the globe or decides to participate in
local activities with worldwide impact.
Global Girl Scout activities help boost girls’ awareness of the
world through cross-cultural learning opportunities—and help her
better understand important global issues, giving her the power,
inspiration, and resources to make the world a better place. Girl
Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low once famously said, “Girl Scouting
and Girl Guiding can be the magic thread which links the youth of the
Here are just a few of the ways girls can participate:
Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
You probably already know there are Girl Scouts all over the United
States. But did you know the Girl Scout sisterhood stretches around
the world, too? The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
(WAGGGS) reaches 10 million girls and young women in 150 member
organizations that include Girl Scouts of the USA. And all of those
girls in all of those countries are working to make the world a better
place—just like your girl! Get details.
The Global Action award recognizes girls’ commitment to improving
the world as they take action to help meet any of the United Nations’
17 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals—for example, reducing
poverty and providing universal primary education—form a working
blueprint for a better world.
Whatever development goal a girl chooses to work on, the Global
Action award is a terrific way for her to participate in Girl Scout
Leadership Journeys. Get started.
Global Leadership Opportunities
Calling all global leaders ages 18 to 35!
Submit an application now to be considered to represent Girl Scouts
at events held by the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
Download the application
form (PDF) and return via email.
Girl Scouts of the USA enjoys special consultative status with the
United Nations Economic and Social Council. This standing helps us
advance our efforts at the United Nations as we provide input on
issues of special importance to Girl Scouts and girls around the
In 2019, Girl Scouts will launch the national Girls’ Access to
Education civic engagement toolkit for girls in grades K–12. Developed
in partnership with the Girls Opportunity Alliance, the toolkit will
help girls examine issues surrounding girls’ education—including
access, quality, and achievement—from both national and global perspectives.
The Girls Opportunity Alliance is a program developed by the Obama
Foundation to empower adolescent girls around the world through
education. Today, more than 98 million young girls worldwide are not
in school—yet studies show that when girls are educated, amazing
things happen: poverty goes down, economies grow, families get
stronger, babies are born healthier, and the world, by all accounts,
gets better. To advance these goals, the Girls Opportunity
Alliance supports grassroots leaders, like Girl Scouts of the USA, who
best understand the unique challenges girls face in their communities
and the strategies needed to overcome them. Learn more.
For over 60 years, Girl Scouts of the USA has offered girls the
chance to travel abroad. It’s a great way to learn about other
cultures, make new friends, build leadership skills, and share ideas
with women and girls globally. Find
Low World Friendship Fund
Give the gift of international travel…and make the world a better place!
Juliette Gordon Low believed that when girls travel the world, they
have an unparalleled opportunity to foster cultural understanding.
Formed in 1927, the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund supports girls
as they travel internationally, connect with sister Girl Scouts/Girl
Guides from close to 150 countries, and take action globally.
Download the contribution
form (PDF) or donate online.