About Us

We are a part of the Girl Scouts of the USA organization serving the town of Burlington, Massachusetts, USA. We are organized under the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts regional organization.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's largest organization dedicated to helping all girls everywhere develop courage, confidence, and character to gain leadership skills for success in making the world a better place.

Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts' membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to nearly four million members throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and in more than 80 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.  

Today’s Girl Scouts girls participate in a myriad of experiences through field trips, community service projects, cultural exchanges and environmental stewardships. Girls Scouts welcomes girls ages 5-17 as well as adults who serve as committed volunteers.

Girls can join Girl Scouts at different grade-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
For more details about the levels of scouting, click here.

Most girls join as members of a troop.  Troops are small, self-governing working groups with at least four registered girls and two registered, unrelated adults. Individual troops set their own meeting schedule, locations and goals.  Troops typically meet for 1-2 hours twice a month.

 

However, girls do NOT have to join a troop to participate in Girl Scouts.  Juilletes are girls who have registered individually.   They are eligible to participate in all service unit (town) and council-wide events and opportunities.