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Our Council

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 44,000 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 - 2016

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44,000 Girl Members

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

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

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33,000 Program Attendees
In our 4 core programs: Girls Go Tech, Green By Nature, Growing Strong, and Business Smarts.

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8.4 Million Raised
In the Campaign for Girls' first 18 months, we raised 42% of our $20 million, 5-year goal.

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29,000 Volunteers
Our council has more adult volunteers than any other Girl Scout council nationwide.

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12,000 Summer Campers
Attended our 30 council-and volunteer-run camps in our 19 counties.

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8,900 Latina Girl Scouts
A 33% increase over two years!

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.