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: 2017
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
29,224 Adult Members Supporting 3,004 Volunteer-Led Troops Our council has more adult members than any other Girl Scout
10,042 Summer Campers Attended our 28 council and volunteer-run camps in our 19 counties.