Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Bibliographies of Camp-related Research

Girls, Families and Communities Grow Through Girl Scouting: 
The 1997 Girl Scouts of the USA National Outcomes Study

Hwalek, Melanie and Margaret E. Minnick
Commissioned Study. Girl Scouts of the USA 1997

Determine to what extent the outcomes and program goals of Girl Scouting are being achieved.

7,933 respondents across the United States encompassing the different levels of Girl Scouting and non-members.

  • Girl Scout sample included: (1084) Brownie, (1007) Junior, (515) Cadette, (381) Senior, (544) Troop leaders, and (2049) parents.
  • Non-member sample included: (630) 1st - 3rd grade, (526) 4th - 6th grade, (594) Middle school, (506) High school, and (97) teachers.

Mail survey with questions about opportunity, self-perceptions, exposure and quality of Girl Scout experience, benefits of Girl Scouting for adults, and respondent demographics.

"The results from this study support the conclusion that Girl Scouting makes a difference in the lives of girl members."  Presentation of results include percentages and bar graphs.