There are some terms unique to Girl Scouting. You can download the complete listing and browse through the small sampling provided below.
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Activities designed to emphasize the continuity of the Girl Scout program, to introduce girls within each age level to what lies ahead, and to give older girls a sense of personal responsibility for younger girls.
Any standard activity that signals the end of a meeting (i.e., Friendship Circle, song, etc.).
The Daisy Girl Scout's introduction to troop government. It is a circle in which all members of the troop, and their leaders, share in planning and decision-making.
A netted bag used to hang washed dishes to dry in the outdoors.
A symbolic gesture in which girls form a circle by clasping each others' hands; often used as a closing ceremony.
An unofficial pin that may be given to Girl Scouts and non-Scouts as a token of friendship.
A hand squeeze passed around a Friendship Circle.
The original name for Girl Scouts, still used in many countries.
March 12; marks the anniversary of the first troop meeting of Girl Scouts in the U.S.A. in Savannah, Georgia, in 1912.
Principles of conduct to which Girl Scouts subscribe.
The corporation that promotes the Girl Scout movement in the U.S.A., which includes the United States, its territories, and possessions.
Girl Scout offices located in Redlands, Palm Desert, Temecula and Victorville. All offices are equipped with a Volunteer Resource Center including a computer workstation, printer and forms library. All Service Centers have a retail shop.
The official Girl Scout greeting. It is always used when the Promise is made or repeated. The right hand is raised shoulder high, palm forward, with the three middle fingers extended and the thumb holding down the little finger.
Celebrated each year during the week in which March 12, the Girl Scout birthday, occurs.
Official Girl Scout emblems, buttons, badges, pins, and other official forms of recognition that may be worn on the uniform by registered members of the Girl Scout movement.
October 31, 1860 - January 17, 1927. Founder of the Girl Scout movement in the United States of America.
(Part of the Girl Scout My Way Pathway for girls.) Individual members not affiliated with a troop. All rights and principals are extended to Juliettes.
The wife of the founder of Scouting and Guiding. She was the World Chief Guide from 1930 until her death.
An adult member of the organization who meets with a troop/group of girls to help it achieve the purpose of Girl Scouting, and has completed the required leadership training.
"Be Prepared." A motto adopted as a guiding principle for members.
The $12 membership fee, paid to Girl Scouts of the U.S.A., to register a girl or an adult with the national organization and pay for activity/accident insurance coverage.
Any standard activity that signals the formal beginning of a meeting (i.e., reciting the Girl Scout Promise, flag ceremony, song, game, etc.).
A traditional technique for obtaining silence at all Girl Scout meetings, made by raising the right hand. Group members raise their hands and become quiet until complete silence is established.
Program standards and safety guidelines for common Girl Scout activities.
A geographical unit designed to facilitate delivery of services to Girl Scout troops.
Something to sit on.
Tokens of friendship exchanged by girls at events.
Basic leadership courses required of all troop leaders, co-leaders, and assistant leaders within three months of appointment. Outdoor training (also required) and workshops in all program areas are offered throughout the year.
The official emblem of the Girl Scout movement in the United States of America, registered in the United States Patent Office by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.
The international organization of Girl Guide/Girl Scout associations. Organized in 1928.
February 22, the birthday of both Lord and Lady Baden-Powell, celebrated as the day in which Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world think of each other and exchange greetings.
A pin with a gold trefoil on a blue background, worn by all members of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.