Who We Are
We’re 2.7 million strong—1.9 million girls and 800,000 adult volunteers 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.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character,
who make the world a better place.
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.
- GSCO is a chartered council of the national organization Girl Scouts of the USA.
- Through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), we are part of a worldwide family of more than 10 million girls and adults in 144 countries.
- WAGGGs owns five World Centers: Pax Lodge in London, England; Our Chalet in Adelboden, Switzerland; Our Cabana in Cuernavaca, Mexico; Sangam in Pune, India; Kusafiri in Africa.
- The Girl Scouts Movement is the largest girl-serving organization in the country and has the largest girl-led business in the country, the annual Cookie Program.