USA Girl Scouts Overseas' 2020 Impact Report is here!
It has been a year unlike any other. We witnessed history as the world responded to COVID-19, and we grappled with the profound ways in which our lives were impacted—each of us compelled to adjust to new realities. In a world wrought by uncertainty this past year, one constant has been USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO).
Addressing the inability for many girls to meet in-person, one of the biggest adjustments we made this year was a pivot to more virtual programming. Launched in July, USAGSO’s virtual programs engaged nearly 400 girls in its first three-month period. Additionally, the organization launched Girl Scouts at Home—a new platform that offers a wide variety of activities and videos to lead girls through their Girl Scout experience, wherever they are. These newly created opportunities have been, and will continue to be, essential to developing girls of courage, confidence, and character.
Reflecting those ideals, girls overseas pushed through the year’s challenges to learn new skills, earn badges, and achieve highest awards. More than 8,000 girls all over the world, from Tunisia to Turkey and Argentina to Azerbaijan, enjoyed the opportunity to participate in inventive, confidenceboosting activities in judgement-free places with USAGSO. This includes the nearly 250 girls from all over the world who earned one of Girl Scouts’ three highest awards: 194 Bronze Awards, 35 Silver Awards, and nine Gold Awards. The perseverance of these highest award recipients exemplifies what Girl Scouting is all about.
In these trying times, girls and the world need Girl Scouts more than ever. Read our 2020 Impact Report to learn more about how we're keeping Girl Scouting active and vibrant for girls in more than 90 countries across the globe.