Frequently Asked Questions
Do KAUST Girl Scouts leave the KAUST Campus?
MOSTLY NO. Majority of parents agreed that activities should occur within the KAUST community. Regular meetings, camp outs and cook outs occur in KAUST campus. Any off campus activities are completely optional. Spring 2013 featured the first off-campus activities for older Junior/Cadette troops.
Do KAUST Girl Scouts sell US Girl Scout cookies?
NO. It is too expensive to ship cookies from the US to Saudi Arabia. However, girl scouts are allowed to sell homemade baked goods within the community as desired by the individual troop.
Do KAUST Girl Scouts go camping?
YES! KAUST community is supportive of IN community campouts – at the beach, stadium or back yards. The council holds an annual girl only camp out at the beach once a year for girl scouts of all age levels. Individual troops can camp more frequently as schedule allows.
How much does it cost?
Is there a uniform?
- USGSO Association requires annual registration of 93 SAR ($25) per girl.
- Uniforms are purchased by family at cost (no profit) and vary by level but within price range 95-110 SAR.
- Badges and awards are purchased by family at cost and range in price from 4-20 SAR each. The number of earned awards will differ by troop.
- Additional fees for activities, supplies, food might also be required and are defined by each troop individually.
Troops at KAUST have opted for the single sash and pin tab uniform. The color is different for each level. This basic uniform is available for purchase at cost.
The sash is normally worn over a white shirt with blue or brown bottoms (not provided). However, a girl is considered “in uniform” when wearing only the tab.More Questions?
For more information on KAUST Girl Scouts please contact the Council at