At Girl Scouts, it's our mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We specialize in providing engaging and impactful programming for today’s girls. Through Girl Scouts, girls have the opportunity to challenge their fears, problem-solve, and work collaboratively while understanding how to manage their emotions, establish positive relationships, and gain a sense of belonging.
In Girl Scouts, girls take a hands-on approach to develop the skills that they will need today and throughout their entire lives. Our programming provides a safe space for girls to practice STEM & life skills, become entrepreneurs, and explore the outdoors. We encourage teamwork and collaboration as much as we encourage independence and self-discovery. Our goal is for girls to learn to think critically about different issues and to solve problems together. Through Girl Scouts, a girl learns to believe in herself as well as count on her community for support. She works as part of a team, brings people with varying perspectives together to devise solutions, and respects and appreciates the views of others as much as she does her own. As active members of their community, girls are better prepared for life’s challenges.
You can make a difference
With Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington, you have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of young women, adult volunteers, and the world. We serve members throughout 35 counties in Oregon and Clark, Skamania, and Klickitat Counties in Washington. Staff supports a network of dedicated volunteers who bring Girl Scouts programming to young women in their community.
Making the world a better place isn’t a job for just anyone! It calls for a commitment to the Girl Scout mission and the principles of the Girl Scout Movement, strong character and values, a commitment to foster equity, inclusion, and belonging, and a drive to make the world a better place.