Overview

With just 18 members on March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop in the United States. Within a few years, her dream for a girl centered organization was realized.

Today the organization has grown into nearly 4 million members throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Additionally, USA Girl Scouts Overseas can be found in more than 90 countries. Now more than 50 million women call themselves Girl Scout alumni.

To learn more about the history of Girl Scouting, please visit www.girlscouts.org.

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.

* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.