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Girl Scouts taking new members

Girl Scouting is open to girls in kindergarten to grade 12.

Girl Scouts of Connecticut allows girls to have fun and try new adventures, which helps them discover more about themselves.

According to the results of a GSUSA summer 2014 poll conducted with more than 3,500 volunteers and parents of Girl Scouts in the K-5 age range show positive effects on members of all ages. Ninety-seven percent of parents agree that Girl Scouts has been a positive activity for their daughter, that she has had fun and exciting new experiences (95 percent), and that she has learned or tried something new (96 percent). In addition, 94 percent of parents say that because of Girl Scouts, their daughter feels special.

There are a number of ways in which girls can participate in Girl Scouting. In addition to joining troops, girls may enter Girl Scouts as an individual member and participate in a series, go to events, travel opportunities, or enjoy our beautiful summer camps throughout the state. Every Girl Scout, no matter how she enters the Girl Scout Program, will benefit from the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

From a Girl Scout Daisy in kindergarten learning about animals and making new friends, to a Girl Scout Ambassador in High School making a sustainable change in her community by pursuing the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Leadership Experience will help her discover herself and her values, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.

As a girl-led and volunteer-based organization, Girl Scouts of Connecticut relies on volunteers to make many of the programs and activities possible. Adults who are interested in making a difference in a girl's life are also encouraged to join the organization. According to the summer poll, 94 percent of volunteers have made new friends and 88 percent believe their life is better because they volunteer with Girl Scouts.

For information, visit www.gsofct.org or call 1-800-922-2770.

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