Girl Scouts is an organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth. Girl Scouting builds courage, confidence, and character, skills and traits that help them make the world a better place. Girl Scouts is a great way for girls of all ages to meet new friends and learn new skills. During the year the girls work on badges. The badges help the girls to understand more about their environment, about leadership, self care, sports and many other useful values.
Don Benito's Girl Scouts troops have collected food for a Food Drive during the month of November to be delivered to Foothill Unity Center where it is distributed to the less fortunate. This has been a tradition at school for many years. The Girl Scouts also made Christmas decorations for the British Home in Sierra Madre. Troops also participate in Surf Camp during the summer through GSGLA as well as Jr. Lego League during the Fall. Don Benito's Girl Scouts are often called upon to help the community with gardening, campus cleanup, and shelter donations.
New troops are formed each year at various grade levels, but especially at the Daisy level (K-1). Our Service Unit is Crown Poppy and monthly leader meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month at Camp Mariposa in Altadena.