Heart & Hands

Girl Scouts

Mission and Vision

There are a number of Girl Scout programs in Kendall County. Find yours at girlscouts.org.

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world. Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.

Girl Scouts of all ages recite—and live by—the ideals listed in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. They remind us to do our best in being kind to others, respecting ourselves, making the world a better place, and so much more.

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.

*Members may substitute for the word God in accordance with their own spiritual beliefs.

Girl Scout Family Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To support my Girl Scout and her troop,
To help girls lead at all times,
And to always keep it fun!


What Girl Scouts Do
Anything they set their minds to.
She’s doing more than navigating a rocky trail; she’s learning to problem solve and take a closer look at the world around her.

She’s not just selling a box of Thin Mints; she’s gaining the confidence to pitch the first investor in her small business.

And the giggles she shares with her fellow troop members? She’s building a support squad that will boost her mood and have her soaring above peer pressure or tough times in school.

Everything Girl Scouts do builds their curiosity, kindness, and can-do spirit. And as they earn badges, help their community, and deepen their friendships, they’ll also have a blast along the way. It’s what Girl Scouting is all about.

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