There are many gifts for Girl Scouts, so it is easy to find the perfect one. Many girls fall in love with their Girl Scout adventures, and it is easy to give gifts that will reflect that feeling.
American Girl Doll Girl Scout Uniforms
American Girl dolls are very popular among girls ages five to twelve. These heroines represent their period of American history. In addition, all of these girls also have traits that align themselves with the values leaders teach those during their Girl Scout troop meetings. These American Girl characters exemplify the Girl Scout Law:
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
And be a sister to every Girl Scout (maybe not to other scouts, but certainly to their friends in their stories)
You can give your special girl an American Girl doll Girl Scout uniform! They come in Daisy Scout, Brownie and Juniors styles, so you can buy the one that is the same level as the gift recipient.
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Build-A-Bear Girl Scout Uniforms
Most girls probably have a Build-A-Bear animal or two. Build-A-Bear sells Girl Scout uniforms, sashes and patches for Daisy Girl Scouts, Brownies and Juniors. Your daughter can have a pretend meeting with all of her dolls and bears in full Girl Scout uniform!
Another Girl Scout gift idea is to give her the 100th anniversary Girl Scout bear, dressed in the uniform your daughter is this year. These will soon be unavailable, as the anniversary year is almost over.
Girl Scout Gift Ideas-Books
Reading is a relaxing pastime for people of all ages. There are many books written expressly for Girl Scouts, while others reflect Girl Scout values.
For Daisy Girl Scouts, these picture books would make the perfect gift:
Miss Rumphius by Barbara Clooney Miss Rumphius promises her grandfather that she is going to make the world a better place. Find out how.
When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest Jessie sets sail to American from Eastern Europe, leaving her beloved grandmother behind. How will she be courageous in a New World where she does not know the language?
The Wolf Who Cried Boy by Tim Raglin This is the classic tale told in reverse-how a wolf longs to eat a boy. Along comes a Boy Scout troop with some yummy looking boys to eat! This lesson on being honest never gets old.
My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook This book teaches children about how to be respectful and not interrupt others when they are speaking.
American Girl books Any one of the girls is the perfect start to reading easy chapter books independently or makes a great read-aloud.
Helping Hands by Kathryn McMurtry Hunt This book of paper doll girl scouts and the uniforms they used to wear is a good introduction to how scout have changed through the years.
Books for Brownie Girl Scouts
For Brownie Girl Scouts, you have the terrific book series written just for them, Here Come the Brownies. This series of twelve books teaches second and third grade Brownie Scouts about the values of scouting, friendship, and helping others.
Juliette Low, Girl Scout Founder by Helen Boyd Higgins This easy to read biography is on just the right reading ability level for most Brownie Girl Scouts.
American Girl books are also appropriate gifts for girls between seen and nine.
Books for Junior Girl Scouts
Juniors are fourth and fifth graders, who are ages nine to eleven, are on the brink of young adulthood. Books for them should revolve around friendships, overcoming obstacles, and believing in yourself.
These American Girl Library books would make perfect gifts for Junior Girl Scouts.
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Friendship Troubles
The Care and Keeping of Friends
Stand Up for Yourself and Your Friends
The Feelings Book-The Care and Keeping of Your Emotions
Real Beauty-101 Ways for You to Feel Good About Yourself
The Care and Keeping of You-The Body Book for Girls
A Smart Girl’s Guide to Manners
Friends-Making Them and Keeping Them
What Would You Do?
Girl Scout Gift Idea-Arts and Crafts
It is safe to say that most Girl Scouts love to do arts and crafts. You can buy our favorite girl any number of arts and crafts kits, depending on her age level. Large pony bead and lanyard, simple sewing or needlework kits, or felt activity kits are developmentally appropriate for Daisy Girl Scouts.
Brownie Girl Scouts have better fine motor skills and can be more independent. Simple sewing projects or making scrapbooks are activities that require only a small amount of guidance. More complicated bead crafts are also a fun way for girls this age to pass the time. Origami, rubber stamping, and paint by numbers make great gifts.
Junior Girl Scouts have the skills to do more advanced kind of crafts, like tie dying. Designing and making their own jewelry, knitting and crocheting are also something girls this age would like to attempt, as girls this age love fashion.
Girl Scout Cookie Gifts
Girl Scouts and cookies go together. Many girls strive to sell as many boxes as they can to benefit their troop, as welll as to earn one of the awards for selling them. There are stationary sets and note cards that have Girl Scout cookies on them. They are adorable and would make the perfect little gift for your favorite scout.
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Jewelry for Girl Scouts
There are charms, necklaces and bracelets featuring adorable Girl Scouts. Since they are costume, they are inexpensive enough to give even the youngest Daisy Scout. My daughter wore her Girl Scout necklace to every meeting!
These Girl Scout gift ideas will make shopping for holidays, birthdays and other occasions easier for those looking for the perfect gift for their favorite scout.