The Eight Indispensables
At the hub o the big wheel are the Eight Indispensables. They lie at the heart o whateveractivities you and your troop choose. These Eight Indispensables are the essence o SeniorGirl Scouting. The uniqueness is not in any one element. All eight combine to give SeniorScouting its purpose and direction.
The promise and laws
hold ﬁrst place in this list o Indispensables because every Scout is committed to this codewhich gives meaning to all activity.
is the practical training in the workings o democracy you get through everyday activitieso your troop and patrol.
reﬂects the Girl Scout belie that only by sharing our abilities in the home, the community,our country, and the world do we preserve and increase our great democratic heritage.
is a basic principle o Girl Scouting stated in the Promise, slogan, and motto.
Health and safety
are an integral part o Scouting since sound physical and mental health during youthis the surest oundation or happy, healthy adulthood.
Knowledge and skills
in the Arts, the Home, and the out-o-Doors help lead girls toward being active, intelligent,and capable adults.
is an exciting dimension provided by the very nature and structure o the worldwideGirl Guide and Girl Scout movement.
is a vital part o your lie as you approach the years o decision, and an indispensable parto your activities.
Inventory of the Eight Indispensables
The promise and the laws
• Have you, this year, re-examined each part o the Promise and each Lawor a more mature interpretation o what they mean to you now?• Has any activity, service project, ceremony, or group gathering given you new insightinto the philosophy behind the Promise and Laws?• Have your experiences in Scouting this past year increased your understandingo “personal integrity”?• Have you been able to make some dif cult choices based on the Promise and Lawagainst the popular opinion o others?• Have your experiences in Scouting this year given you any new ability to understandand appreciate others?• Can you measure some progress in sel-control? Concern or others?• Have you made a consistent daily eort to ollow the Girl Scout Promise and Lawsaccording to your most mature interpretations?