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Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study

Key Message

Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than women who were not, including sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income. And this is the case for all Girl Scout alumnae, across age/generations, social class, race, and engagement in other extracurricular activities

Source

Girl Scouts of America. (2012). Girl Scouting Works: The Alumnae Impact Study. New York, New York: Author.

Purpose

This is a national research report investigating the effects of Girl Scouting on its alumnae population of women. The study was designed to explore questions such as:

    * Does Girl Scout participation result in positive life outcomes?
    * What are the benefits of the Girl Scout experience?
    * Does participation benefit certain demographic groups more than others?

In total more than 3,750 women participated in the study, of whom roughly 2,000 were Girl Scout alumnae. The study employed a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies.

Evidence

Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display positive life outcomes to a greater degree than women who were not Girl Scouts. These outcomes are regarding sense of self, community service, civic engagement, education and income. And this is the case for all Girl Scout alumnae, across age/generations, social class, race, and engagement in other extracurricular activities

Benefit Statements / Outcomes

Leadership Provided By:

  • Leisure Information Network (LIN)
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

On Behalf Of:

  • Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRAA)

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