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.