Year of the Girl
2012 is the Year of the Girl!

Girl Scouts of the USA has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl. After 100 years of helping develop girls of courage, confidence and character, the Year of the Girl is our moment in time to rally our community around the cause for girls’ leadership. 

Why now? There is something stopping girls from reaching their full potential.
  • Only one in five girls believes she has what it takes to lead.
  • 59% of girls say the fashion industry makes them feel fat.
  • 85% of middle-school students say they've been cyberbullied at least once.
  • Although more than 90 percent of girls in fourth grade want to continue studying math, by twelfth grade that number drops to 50 percent.
What can we do about it?

We believe that by encouraging girls to lead today, they can become the leaders we'll need for a better tomorrow. We believe we can help girls reach their potential. We can get her there.

As part of the Year of the Girl, Girl Scouts of the USA has launched the ToGetHerThere initiative. At, you can help us raise awareness, raise expectations, and raise $1 billion to make the world a better place for this generation of girls.

Together, we can help girls reach their full potential.

Together, we can get her there.