Who We Are
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character,who make the world a better place.
We Are Girl Scouts
Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is America's premier leadership organization for girls. It provides an accepting, nurturing environment where girls can develop leadership skills, cultivate lifelong friendships, serve their communities and grow through new and exciting experiences.
All girls ages 5-17 of every racial, ethnic, socioeconomic or religious background are welcome.
Girl Scouts is a non-profit organization that serves more than 3.8 million members. Visit Girl Scouts USA
for more information about the history and heritage of Girl Scouts in the U.S. and the world.
The area's first Girl Scout troop was founded in Coronado in 1917. Now Girl Scouts San Diego provides activities and events for 31,000 girl and nearly 13,000 adult members, trains volunteers, and maintains seven camps and program facilities.
Read our current Annual Report
to learn more about our council and our goals for the future.
What Girl Scouts Do
Through Girl Scout programs, girls can do almost anything! They can learn new sports and hobbies, prepare for college and careers or travel to exotic destinations.
In partnership with adult volunteers, girls participate in activities based on their interests, goals and skill levels. They earn badges, Journey awards and other recognitions as they try new experiences and accomplish their goals. Girls also take on age-appropriate responsibilities. Teenage girls, for example, lead troop meetings and plan events, while younger girls learn to choose activities based on a group vote.
Because there are many ways to participate
in Girl Scouting, a girl can take part regardless of her schedule or activity preferences. Girl Scouts offers a full range of camps, events, virtual programs and travel opportunities for girls to experience independently or within a troop.
Read more about Girl Scout opportunities on our Programs