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There’s never been a better time to be a Girl Scout!

Here’s our Top Ten Reasons to Join Today!

2012 marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA! For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has done more than any other organization to provide leadership opportunities for girls. America’s most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life are Girl Scout alumnae. Join a sisterhood of more than 3.6 million Girl Scouts and more than 55 million Girl Scout alumnae!

Girl Scouts is for every girl grades K-12. That’s right EVERY GIRLADULTS TOO! We have a waiting list of girls looking for a mentor! You choose your time commitment and area of interest and we’ll help you find a volunteer opportunity that suits you.

Cost – Girl Scout membership is only $12 a year… only $1 a month! As a member, you can pay for all of your Girl Scout activities by participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program – the largest girl-led business in the nation! You’ll learn important decision making skills, goal setting, and money management… in fact, most business women will tell you, they made their first sale selling Girl Scout Cookies!

New Badges! – In 2011, Girl Scouts introduced brand new badge books and themed Journeys. In addition to the social benefits girls experience in an all-girl organization, Girl Scout curriculum supports Nevada K-12 Education Content Standards supporting Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies. Most importantly – girls love it!

It’s fun! – Girl Scouts offers something for everyone. Like science? Join our Lego Robotics Team Robo Chix! Like the outdoors? Learn to canoe with our aquatics team. No matter what program activities you attend, you’re sure to find girls your age that share your interests! Or get the whole family involved in our special family events.

It’s flexible! – Sure, everybody knows about Girl Scout Troops, but did you know you don’t need to join a troop to be a Girl Scout? That’s right, membership is flexible! When you join Girl Scouts, you choose the activities and programs you want to participate in… including, but not limited to troops! To become a Girl Scout all you need is your $12 membership dues and a promise to live by the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Camp – Did you know Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada has a summer camp just 45 minutes from Las Vegas? Situated in Lee Canyon, Camp Foxtail provides a unique opportunity for girls to gain independence and confidence in a cool, camp setting.

Travel – Girl Scouts are on the move! From Carson City to the Galapagos Islands and everywhere in between, Girl Scouts are going places. Travel opportunities are a great way for girls to see the world, explore other cultures, and learn how they can have an impact in their world by participating in a take action project along the way. And the best part…they can pay for all of it through participation in the Girl Scout Cookie Program!

Scholarships – Looking for money for your post-secondary education? Girl Scout membership not only looks good on a scholarship application, many colleges and organizations offer scholarships specifically to Girl Scouts! Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada also offers a scholarship opportunity to local Girl Scouts who complete their Girl Scout Gold Award.

Resume builder – Girl Scout membership looks great on a college application or resume. Girl Scouts provides girls with more ways to learn and lead than any other organization. The more you participate, the more you get out of the program. Build your resume by completing Girl Scout high honor awards or participating in Girl Scout take action projects. Complete your Girl Scout Gold Award and enter into any branch of the U.S. military at a higher service rank!

Two Thousand Twelve is the Year of the Girl

Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls – all girls – where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and life skills for success in the real world.  Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada serves more than 10,000 girl and adult members throughout Southern Nevada.  Membership is open to all girls 5-17 years-old.  To join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (702) 385-3677 or visit girlscoutsnv.org .