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Community Development

Girls love Girl Scouting. Yet not all girls have a clear opportunity to do so. We are opening the doors as wide as we can. Whether girls are challenged by socioeconomic or high risk life situations or even a mother who is incarcerated, we have programs that make a significant impact!


Girl Scouts Beyond Bars was designed to help daughters with incarcerated mothers foster healthy, lasting relationships and prevent them from following in their mother’s footsteps. 


Girl Scouting in the School Day provides specialized series to over 31 at-risk schools, grades K-12. Girls learn social skills and respect through group mentoring.


Community Troops is a pathway which provides an on-going Girl Scout Leadership Experience for all girls from diverse locations.


Quotes from real participants:

“My husband and I had just started new jobs and could not afford for our daughter to join Girl Scouts. Thanks to Girl Scouts’ Financial Assistance program, my daughter was able to join Girl Scouts.” –Lori

“If it had not been for Girl Scouts contacting DHS and bringing my daughter to see me, I believe I would have had a difficult time getting her back now that I am released.” –Bianca

 “I used my last bus pass to get to the Girl Scout office. Girl Scouts made sure that I could make it back home. Girl Scouts cares.” –Penny

“Because Girl Scouts brought my girls to see me while I was incarcerated, I was able to be a part of their final high school years. I was able to see the joy in their eyes as they spoke about prom and graduations. My daughter even asked for my blessing before deciding to get married to her high school sweetheart.” –Vanessa

 “Can we please stay five more minutes…because I love spending time with my mom.” –Caleb

“I haven’t been able to give my children a Christmas gift in over two years. Thank you for teaching me to parent from beyond bars.” –Julie