“Girl Scouts demonstrate greater problem-solving and challenge-seeking leadership skills, and through these skills achieve greater academic success.”
As summer winds down and girls are back in school, families are easing back into a regular routine—earlier bedtimes, packing lunches, homework and after-school activities like Girl Scouts!
At Girl Scouts we encourage girls to seek new challenges and help them believe that they are capable of taking on leadership roles– in school, at home and in the community. Girls discover friendship and fun, and have the opportunity to explore their interests in areas like community service, art, STEM and other enrichment activities.
Girl Scouts is not only fun, it can teach girls valuable skills that permeate every aspect of their lives—including school. A recent study of nearly 3,000 fourth-through-eighth-grade Girl Scouts by the Girl Scout Research Institute: Linking Leadership to Academic Success: the Girl Scout Difference, found a strong correlation between Girl Scout experiences and success in school.
Did you know that the majority of Girl Scouts are academically successful? The study shows that most Girl Scouts are engaged in school, tend to always finish their homework, understand the value of education and earn good grades. This is all good news as your Girl Scout goes back to school and begins the new Girl Scout year. Just look at the numbers:
- 82% of Girl Scouts “agree a lot” that it’s important to them to really understand their class work.
- 79% of Girl Scouts said it’s “very true” that the things they learn in school will help them later in life.
- 75% of Girl Scouts reported receiving an average of “mostly As or Bs” or “All As” in three school subjects measured.
Girl Scout activities like Journeys, Take-Action projects, Badges and out-of-doors experiences like camp give girls the opportunity to master new challenges. Girls are immersed in a girl-led, cooperative learning environment with their peers, and are given opportunities to work together.
So encourage your Girl Scout to earn her Bronze, Silver or Gold award, contribute to a community service project and take advantage of all the exciting program opportunities we have available this Girl Scout year.