A main theme of Girl Scouts is the sense of community and family that girls gain throughout their time in the program. Girl Scouts gives girls the space to grow, learn new things, fail and try again, and learn how to work as a team. Many Girl Scout alumnae say that they met their closest friends through Girl Scouts and that they are still friends long into adulthood.
A very unique Girl Scout troop was formed in 2017 that truly exemplifies the community that Girl Scouts builds. Girl Scout troop 6000 was formed in 2017 by Giselle Burgess. Troop 6000 is a Girl Scout troop for girls experiencing homelessness in New York City. The consistency and structure that Girl Scouts brings to these girls' lives can be a breath of fresh air from the rest of the constantly changing structure that experiencing homelessness can bring.