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About Girl Scouts of Northern California

With more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults across the United States who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™, Girl Scouts is 2.5 million strong.

Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, 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 from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.

Girl Scout 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.

*Members may substitute for the word God in accordance with their own spiritual beliefs.

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. 

For All Girls

Diversity and inclusion have been core values of Girl Scouts since its founding in 1912. Girl Scouts of Northern California and Girl Scouts of the USA value diversity in all its forms and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, gender, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, public assistance, local human rights commission activity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

At Girl Scouts of Northern California, we are committed to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for every girl and her family.


Girl Scouts of Northern California by the Numbers: 2018


40,640 Girl Members
Participating in programming focused on entrepreneurship, fun with a purpose, life skills, outdoors, community service, and STEM.


4.4 Million Boxes of Cookies Sold
That's a lot of girl-led businesses!


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


271,246 Total Financial Aid
Distributed to girls thanks to our generous donors.


3,898 Volunteer-Led Troops
Our council has more adult members than any other Girl Scout council nationwide.


10,162 Summer Campers
Attended our 28 council and volunteer-run camps in our 19 counties.