About Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts is the largest leadership organization for girls in the world. Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through activities in science and technology, business and economic literacy, and outdoor and environmental awareness, Girl Scouting provides girls with opportunities for fun and friendship while fostering leadership skills and self-esteem.

Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912—more than 100 years ago—Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the United States Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts: 2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members serving primarily as volunteers.

Grades & Levels

Learn what Girl Scouting means at every age.

5 Program Focus Areas

Everything girls do in Girl Scouting is designed to help them grow into well-rounded adults equipped to successfully meet the future.

Promise & Law

The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Girl Scout Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.

A Voice For All Girls

Girl Scouts-Arizona Cactus-Pine Council embraces pluralism and actively promotes inclusivity within our organization and the world.