For Every Girl Scout

Take the time to help girls learn these values and traditions.

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.

*Individuals are free to substitute their own working for “God” that best reflects their spiritual beliefs.

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.

Girl Scout Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Girl Scout Motto

Be Prepared.

Girl Scout Slogan

Do a good turn daily.

Girl Scout-y Helpful Things to Know

Quip: “Girl Scouts leave a place better than they found it.”

Quip: “Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.”

The quiet sign is the signal to be silent in a group. The person in charge raises their right hand high into the sky. All girls and adults raise their right hands, stop talking, and stay quiet.

The buddy system is a safety practice to keep girls in pairs when they are outside of the troop meeting space. Trios are sometimes nicknamed a truddy, as in, “Girls, stay with your buddy, or stay with your truddy!”

The Girl Scout Sign is made with the right hand held at shoulder height. Hold up the middle three fingers up and press your thumb over your pinky. Make the Girl Scout sign when saying the Girl Scout Promise and Law, and using the Girl Scout handshake.

The Girl Scout Handshake is a left-handed clasp while you make the Girl Scout sign with the right hand.

The Friendship Circle is a circle of Girl Scouts who clasp hands, crossing their right arm over the left. The circle represents the unbroken chain of friendship among Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world. It’s often how troops close their meeting.