The Geneva Girl Scouts are a group of all-volunteer leaders, co-leaders and other helpers and the over 200 English-speaking girls who join Girl Scout troops in the Geneva area each year.
The Geneva Girl Scouts are members of Girl Scouts of the USA. The books, badges and procedures used in Geneva correspond to those used in the United States. Any English-speaking girl who is interested in scouting is most welcome to join a troop at her age level, even if she has never been in scouts before.
Why Girl Scouts ?
The Girl Scout movement is dedicated to helping girls aged 5 to 17 learn to be strong, independent, responsible, active and creative. While having fun, Girl Scouts learn leadership skills and values which will serve them well their entire life.
Activities include campouts, hikes, outings, trips (within Switzerland as well as international), and earning badges on subjects as diverse as science, travel, outdoor cooking, prints and graphics, wildlife, and many more. In addition, troops may do community projects during the year, such as singing for people in a retirement community or raising money for an animal shelter.
See the article which appeared in the American International Women’s Club monthly magazine, The Courier, May 2012 http://wp.me/PRbzf-1k