What We Stand For

Our Shared Principles.

The principles, upon which Girl Scouts was founded more than 100 years ago, remain the cornerstone for how we govern ourselves and how we guide our members. The Girl Scout Promise and Law are learned by and shared among every Girl Scout member. The Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act toward one another and other people every day, and the Law outlines the way that members act towards one another and the world.

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
and responsible for what I say and do,
and to respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

Here is a document that summarizes how supporting Girl Scout Cookies supports our girls.

Girl Scout Cookie Facts (PDF)

The following websites provide resource information about Catholic Scouting in the USA.

US Conference of Catholic Bishops Q & A (Link)

Girl Scouts of the USA and Catholic Church (Link)

The following are documents that summarize our position on social issues. 

Social Issues FAQs (PDF)

National CEO – Letter to Catholic Members (PDF)

Council CEO – Letter to Community (PDF)

What We Stand For – Excerpts (PDF)

Journeys Changes (PDF)

The following are articles about Girl Scouts of the USA as told by various media sources.

Girl Scout Online Stories (PDF)

Forbes Magazine GS Article (PDF)