Code of Ethics
You belong to this powerful organization of—and for—girls. The Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law speak to the vision we all share for girls and inspire each of us to work on behalf of tomorrow’s leaders. The Girl Scout Promise and Law express the enduring ethical values and spiritual force of the Girl Scout Movement.
Girl Scout Mission
“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”
Every opportunity in Girl Scouting—from every group meeting to field trips to earning badges—encourages girls to become courageous, self-confident, and people of character who take action to make a difference in the world. Just think of what can happen when:
- Girl Scout Ambassadors advocate for girls around the world to have the opportunity to learn to read.
- Girl Scout Seniors launch a region-wide art show or online exhibit to display artwork that depicts what GIRLtopia looks like to them.
- Girl Scout Cadettes amaze every middle school in the county—or in the country—with Peace Kits.
- Girl Scout Juniors use storytelling to share the Power of One, Team, and Community with everyone in their classrooms.
- Girl Scout Brownies spread the news about the three leadership keys they learned about on their Quest.
- Girl Scout Daisies introduce everyone in town to their flower friends—and what they stand for.
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.
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong,
and responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
and be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Religious Beliefs and Spiritual Motivation
Girls are encouraged and helped through the Girl Scout program to become better members of their own religious group, but every Girl Scout group must recognize that religious instruction is the responsibility of parents and religious leaders.
Every Girl Scout group shall respect the varying religious opinions and practices of its membership in planning and conducting activities.