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Who We Are

We Are Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world.

Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends.

Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. 

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 over 31,000 girls ages 5 to 18 in every zip code of the five boroughs.

Girl Scouts enjoy programs that include:

With the help of over 7,400 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.