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Why Dads Matter in Girl Scouts


Dads play an important role in a daughter’s physical, emotional and cognitive development. In fact, numerous studies have found that when dads are involved in their daughters’ lives, she performs better in school, has stronger relationships and has more career options. Hear more about this research at the upcoming Father’s Only Breakfast on September 18.

Participating in their daughters’ lives through Girl Scouting gives dads the opportunity to share quality time and watch them transform into young women with bright futures. As Girl Scout volunteers, fathers also benefit from the relationships they build with other Girl Scout fathers.

“Scouting is clearly helping my daughters’ confidence grow,” says Matt Thesing, Senior Associate at GSACPC. “I am convinced that, as fathers, we have an even greater opportunity to positively impact our daughters’ lives by supporting their participation in Girl Scouts by volunteering.”

Check out these fun father friendly programs coming this fall!

Father’s Only Breakfast
September 18 | 8:00am-9:30am
$5 per person | Memorial Hall, Steele Indian School Park
Hear the latest research on the important role fathers and father figures play in their daughter’s life. Learn how Girl Scouts can support dads in raising girls who thrive. Register now!

Father-Daughter Hike
October 12 | 8:30am-11:30am
FREE | Buffalo Park – Flagstaff
Travel up north and enjoy the panoramic views of open meadow and ponderosa pine forest while hiking the trails! For more info, or to register, email  

Father-Daughter Hike
November 21 | 8:30am-11:30am
FREE | Piestewa Peak - Phoenix
Embark on a little in-town outdoor adventure! From the top, enjoy panoramic views of the city, surrounding mountains and beyond. For more info, or to register, email

Girl Scout Day with the Cardinals
November 22 | 2:00pm-7:00pm
$56.50 per girl | University of Phoenix Stadium
Cheer on the Arizona Cardinals as they take on the Cincinnati Bengals! Girls will run a post-game 40-yard dash with Big Red, followed by a cheerleading Q&A. Register now

To check out more programs, visit the Girl Scout calendar