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

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 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.