My Gran asked me recently if Girl Scouts and Girl Guides are the same thing. We sure are! 'Girl Scouts' is a term we often hear in Australia because girls in the United States are called Girl Scouts, along with a number of other countries. Two things to remember: Aussies are Girl Guides, and we sell Guide Biscuits (not cookies). On a side note, Aussie girls who are Scouts are just Scouts (well, along with all the section names), and all Aussie Girl Guides are all Guides, we no longer have official section titles like Brownies or Rangers.