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Community Troops

 

About Girl Scouts Community Troops

Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida Community Troops addresses the need for proven, high-quality educational and leadership development opportunities for girls ages 5-17 who reside in low income communities and affordable housing developments in Miami-Dade County.

Who we serve

The program serves approximately 300 girls during the school year, offering weekly after school/evening programs and weekend activities. All girls in the program come from low-income households.

How we implement Girl Scout Community Troops

Our Girl Scout Community Troops program is led by led by volunteers and Girl Scout Council Staff through both weekly after-school meetings at community centers, parks or schools and also some weekend activities. Girls take part in engaging, challenging, and fun activities like earning badges, traveling, selling cookies, exploring science, getting outdoors, and doing community service projects -  all part of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.

Benefits for girls who participate

Girl Scouts of Tropical Florida believes that all girls deserve the opportunity to develop into tomorrow’s leaders. When girls participate in Girl Scouts they benefit in 5 important ways:

  • They develop a strong sense of self
  • They display positive values
  • They seek challenges and learn from setbacks
  • They form and maintain healthy relationships
  • They learn to identify and solve problems in their community

The Girl Scouts Community Troops program is made possible with the support of our partners, The United Way and The Miami Foundation and from community supporters like you.

For more information, please contact us here.