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Especially for Parents and Caregivers

While Girl Scouts may be new to you, for over a century we have been the premier organization focusing on nurturing and developing leaderhip skills in girls. We are super excited to present our new Parent page. New content and the information to get you up to speed will be coming soon!

We are thrilled that you and your daughter have chosen Girl Scouts. We can't wait for all the fun you will have. From hiking to coding to pottery, Girl Scouts has it all. Plus you will be amazed watching how much our program helps her grow.

A positive Girl Scout experience depends on three key groups of people: Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, the troop volunteers and her family.

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What to expect of Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  • Support for your troop
  • Offer opportunities to develop leadership, life, and entrepreneurship skills
  • Host outstanding STEM and outdoor adventures
  • Send you an annual assessment survey to provide feedback of your girl's experience
  • Follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law
What to expect of your troop leader
  • Create an inclusive, safe environment where girls and families feel welcome
  • Provide structured meetings and activities that allow girls to thrive and develop leadership skills
  • Serve as a positive role model
  • Communicate clearly with both girls and adults regarding the activities, meetings, and needs
  • Follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law
What Girl Scouts expects of you and your daughter
  • Be on time! Make sure your Girl Scout attends regularly, and plan to arrive 10 minutes before the meetings end.
  • Contact your troop leaders if your daughter is going to miss a meeting.
  • Support your daughter in this new venture. Encourage her to take risks and actively participate.
  • Be respectful that your troop leader is a volunteer who is giving his/her time and talents for the girls.
  • Follow the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

We encourage you to be involved in this exciting adventure with your Girl Scout. Studies show that girls who have family support and participation in their Girl Scout experience are more likely to stay in Girl Scouts.

To learn more about your families' role in Girl Scouts watch this short video. Feel free to complete the Parent/Caregiver Involvement form and give to your new leader.

Soon you will be hearing from your troop leader, inviting you and your daughter to a meeting. If your troop is new, this may take a little longer as leaders must complete their background checks and initial trainingbefore troop meetings begin. If it has been 14 days since you joined Girl Scouts, and you have not been contacted, please call 317.924.6800. 

We hope you and your Girl Scout have a wonderful year of Girl Scouts with many memories. We are a phone call or email away if you need us. Again, thank you for allowing us to serve your Girl Scout.