St. Ferdinand is the institutional sponsor of a chartered troop of the Girl Scouts of America. Girl Scouting is open to all young ladies from kindergarten through high school, and is broken down (by age) into five categories: Daisies, Brownies, Juniors, Cadettes, and Seniors. The purpose of Girl Scouting is to teach our girls service to God, to country, and to others. This is accomplished through a variety of activities designed to help the girl learn about herself and what is important to her, and to discover that she has skills and talents that can be used to make a difference in her life and the lives of others. A general sign-up for new scouts is held once a year (watch the bulletin for details); the troop's major fundraiser is the yearly Girl Scout Cookie Sale.