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

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

Sample:
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.

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

Results:
"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.

 

 

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