Who We Are
Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Since its founding in 1912, Girl Scouts has offered remarkable opportunities for girls to develop positive values and to contribute to society as leaders, thinkers, and responsible citizens. Today, Girl Scouts remains a highly regarded, contemporary organization and a steadfast advocate for girls.
We believe that one girl can make a difference, and that girls together can change the world.
Today's girls represent humanity's largest untapped talent pool. Too many urgent challenges to unmet because too few girls become leaders. Yet only one girl in five believes that she has what it takes to lead the way for others.
The Girl Scout experience gives young women the confidence and the tools to lead -- to find, inside the uncertain girl, the citizen who will make a difference in the world.
Leadership experiences for girls are what makes Girl Scouting unique
We help every girl discover who she can be and what she can do, wherever she chooses to put her energies.
The journey begins with the Girl Scout environment itself. A girl's leadership potential blooms among other girls -- away from school pressures, social cliques and boys -- where she can be herself and try new things. Among Girl Scouts, activities are girl-led. She learns by doing, and the learning is cooperative -- not competitive.
To discover who she can be, she needs access to wise adults who both inspire her and respect her. Our volunteers do this every day.
To discover what she can do, she needs participation opportunities as varied as the world -- so she can "try on" different leadership roles and grown into the one that fits her best.
Members of the Girl Scout movement, both girls and adults, follow both the Girl Scout Promise and Girl Scout Law.