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Who We Are

We're 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.

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. 

Our Vision

Be the premier leadership organization for girls in New York City.

Our Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Founded in 1913, the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is New York City's largest girls-only leadership program, reaching nearly 28,000 girls ages 5 to 17 in every zip code of the five boroughs.

Girl Scouts enjoy programs that include:

  • Business and Entrepreneurship 
  • Environmental Leadership 
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 
  • Personal Identity Leadership
  • Take-Action Service Projects 
  • Capstone programs, including our Girl Scout Leadership Institute

With the help of over 8,200 adult volunteers and our generous supporters, today’s Girl Scouts learn to lead with courage, confidence, and character to make their communities and the world a better place.

What We Stand For

The Girl Scout Promise and Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. 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.

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.