Every girl believes that one day she'll be someone. When a girl is a
Girl Scout, she doesn't wait for 'one day.' She's prepared to be
someone today. She's ready to take charge. She's ready to make a
difference. She's ready to be a leader. From the earliest age, a Girl
Scout learns she has a voice and she learns how to use it, not just to
better herself, but to better her community as well.
More than 15,000 of these girls between the ages of 5 and 17 belong
to the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore. With the help of 6,000 adult
volunteers, they become successful women of courage, confidence and
character through age-appropriate opportunities that grow with them.
These activities do more than help them develop into strong leaders,
these activities allow girls to discover who they are, connect with
their communities and take action to make the world a better place.
The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is different than other groups
and organizations that provide services to girls. While those
organizations focus on activities that last a season, Girl Scouting
provides experience that lasts a lifetime. The Girl Scouts engage girls'
curiosity through programs and opportunities they're actively involved
in planning themselves. Every year, these events are reimagined as
another group of girls participate for the first time.
These activities teach important, life-long skills and values.
Whether taking part in games or activities, attending summer day camps,
or participating in an after-school program, girls are challenged to try
new things and learn about themselves.
The Girl Scouts were founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low with 18
members in Savannah, Georgia. Low believed that all girls should be
given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.
You can only reach new heights if you want to go beyond where you
already are. The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore is the place girls want
to be, not only because of the opportunities provided, but because
every employee, volunteer and girl feels an undying passion to be there