Girls interested in joining Girl Scouts are encouraged to learn about the organization’s mission to “build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”
The organization provides leadership development activities for grades kindergarten through senior year in Carmel’s West, Central and East areas. At registration nights, girls and their parents will receive information about local Girl Scout troops and the Central Indiana program guide.
“My favorite thing about Girl Scouts is taking field trips where we can see how things work and how people do and make things,” said Carmel fourth-grade scout Zoe Harris. “Girl Scouts has taught me to help people in the community.”
During the year, members can choose to attend a multitude of special programs ranging from party planning, sewing and baking basics to writing and publishing seminars. Other programs held at different venues throughout Central Indiana include cheer and tumbling plus digital movie making and photography.
The last decade has included an expansion of science, technology, engineering and math opportunities including Explore Engineering Day hosted by Purdue University of Lafayette’s Society of Women Engineers.
“I like Girl Scouts because I get to do things that I don’t get to do on a daily basis,” said Carmel fourth-grade scout Allison Pasheilich. “I really like all the activities at the Math and Science Center. Especially Eggs’ellent Science and Marvelous Magnets.”
Recognizing students’ busy schedules, the Girl Scout website points out the program’s flexibility.
“You will be surprised at how flexible Girl Scouting is today. You can choose how little or how much time and energy you can give – an hour, a day, or maybe just a ‘thank you’ to your Girl Scout’s troop or group leader,” the website states.
Carmel West: West Clay, Towne Meadow, College Wood, Orchard Park, Creekside Middle School and Sycamore School. Registration for all Carmel West schools is at Creekside Middle School on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m.
Carmel Central: Smoky Row, Carmel Elementary, Cherry Tree, Mohawk Trails, Carmel Middle School, and Our Lady Mount Carmel. Registration for all Carmel Central schools is at Carmel Middle School on Aug. 26 at 6:30.
Carmel East: Forest Dale registration is Aug. 27 at 6:30
Prairie Trace registration is Aug. 26 at 6:30
Woodbrook registration is Aug. 28 at 6:30
If your student attends Clay Middle School or you have any questions, contact Membership Manager Hannah Croucher at 924-6819.
Girl Scout Levels
Girl Scout Daisy: Grades K – 1
Girl Scout Brownie: Grades 2 – 3
Girl Scout Junior: Grades 4 – 5
Girl Scout Cadette: Grades 6 – 8
Girl Scout Senior: Grades 9 – 10
Girl Scout Ambassador: Grades 11 – 12