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About Girl Scouts of Northern California

Girl Scouts came to California in 1917, and almost one hundred years later, in 2007, the Girl Scouts of Northern California was incorporated, comprising five former councils, home to 41,000 girls and 29,000 adults across 19 counties.

We tailor our programs for the developmental, educational, emotional, and social needs of girls from grades K-12. Activities range from teaching STEM concepts, to team building, to graphic design, to outdoor cooking... the sky’s the limit. At Girl Scouts of Northern California, we continually work to provide opportunities for girls (and volunteers) to grow their strengths, passions, and talents.

As a council, we value diversity and inclusiveness; our staff and volunteers are representative of the diverse communities that we serve. Girl Scouts does not discriminate on any basis, including age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Girl Scouts of Northern California by the Numbers


41,124 Girl Members
Participating in programming focused on entrepreneurship, fun with a purpose, life skills, outdoors, community service, and STEM


4.1 Million Boxes of Cookies Sold
That's a lot of cookies!


103 Gold Awards Earned
Our Girl Scout Leadership Experience culminates in the Gold Award, our highest honor.


19.3 Million Raised
In the Campaign for Girls, we have raised 96% of our $20 million goal.


29,224 Adult Members Supporting 3,004 Volunteer-Led Troops
Our council has more adult members than any other Girl Scout council nationwide.


10,042 Summer Campers
Attended our 28 council and volunteer-run camps in our 19 counties.

Our Mission

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, 
and to  
  respect myself and others, 
    respect authority,
    use resources wisely,
    make the world a better place, and 
    be a sister to every Girl Scout.