Who We Are
We’re 2.7 million strong—1.9 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world. It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.
Today, as yesterday, we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing.
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Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
What Do Girl Scouts Do?
Girls gain important skills in four areas that form the foundation of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience: the outdoors, development of life skills, entrepreneurship, and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Whether she’s building a robotic arm, coding her first app, building a shelter in the backcountry, or packing for her first hike, a Girl Scout has an exciting array of choices to suit her interests at every age.
Girls get outside and explore the world around them! Whether that’s through summer camp, troop camp-outs, or earning an outdoor-themed badge. Girls get a healthy dose of adventure when they join Girl Scouts!
Girls learn valuable life skills they'll use the rest of their lives. From CPR and First Aid training to cooking workshops and self-defense classes, we have something for every girl!
Through the Girl Scout Cookie and Fall Product Programs, girls join the largest girl-run business in the world. They gain life-long skills in financial literacy, money management, entrepreneurship, problem solving, and more!
Changing the world, leaving behind a meaningful legacy, and becoming civically engaged isn't just for adults! Every day our Girl Scouts are giving of themselves to transform their communities through Take Action and service projects.
Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.