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Do GSNI Girl Scouts Need a Uniform?


Girl Scouts are part of a heritage more than 110 years in the making, and it shows when they wear their uniform! Official Girl Scout uniforms help our members tell stories and offer ways to display their big accomplishments like badges earned and awards received.

GSNI highly recommends all our Girl Scouts have one official uniform item—such as a vest, sash, or tunic—to be customized with each new achievement. Each item pairs well with a classic white shirt and khaki bottoms or optional official items available in our stores. Girl Scouts should wear their official uniform item at events when they’re representing the Girl Scout Movement—bridging ceremonies, community gatherings, parades, and flag ceremonies, etc.

However, if Girl Scouts might get their uniform dirty at community service events or working with animals or when sorting through recycle bins, we recommend more casual Girl Scout attire, such as troop T-shirts or easily washable items.

Even though it is preferable for all GSNI Girl Scouts to have a uniform item, no GSNI Girl Scout is ever to be turned away from participating in any Girl Scout activity due to a lack of uniform. Girl Scouts must feel safe, valued, included, and respected for who they are, no matter what they are wearing. They should face no barriers to participating joyfully with their Girl Scout sisters in all Girl Scout activities, programs, and events.

GSNI offers financial assistance to help Girl Scouts purchase a uniform item free of charge. If you have questions about how Girl Scouts can apply for this assistance, please contact our Customer Care Team at 1-844-476-4463 or Our stores offer a large selection of official apparel, so no matter the method of payment, Girl Scouts can choose the best option for them!

We recommend all GSNI adult volunteers purchase an official adult insignia tab, along with their membership pins. An official adult vest is also available in all our stores and online. GSUSA has just released a full line of coordinating adult apparel pieces, all of which are considered a part of the official adult uniform.

Be sure to let our Retail Team know if you have any questions at 1-844-476-4463 or or stop into one of our stores and check out this great new collection!