All USA Girl Scout Overseas communities around the world support the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, but they can look very different based on the needs of each location. One of the main differences has to do with the size of a community. We generally see similarities in the following community types:
- Small Communities (5-49 girls)
- Medium Communities (50-99 girls)
- Large Communities (100+ girls).
Some communities consist of a single troop, while other communities have a large volunteer committee supporting hundreds of members. Some overseas communities on military installations can sell Girl Scout cookies, while other expatriate communities have to find more entrepreneurial ways of fundraising due to regulations that restrict the sale of cookies.
But no matter what, we are all Girl Scouts! Our differences make USAGSO strong and diverse, with members in many countries, who speak many languages, live across various borders, wake up in different time zones, and experience a wide variety of cultures in cities, small towns, military bases, and rural locations. No matter where you are, you can be a Girl Scout, unleash your inner G.I.R.L., and accomplish anything!