The Girl Scout Outreach program delivers the unmatched power of Girl Scouting to underserved neighborhoods. Since its inception in 1980, more than 100,000 local girls have benefited from GSO. In 2018 alone, GSO served 4,050 girls ages 5-14 from low-resource communities in 60 schools throughout San Diego County, from San Ysidro to Oceanside. Our staff-led afterschool programs are the core of GSO, with professionally-trained, bilingual program leaders serving as facilitators and role models.
Each year, the GSO team collaborates with community partners, college interns, and other volunteers to lead sessions on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), life skills, leadership development, anti-bulling, and health and wellness. GSO also extends learning opportunities to families, promotes mentoring, leadership, and volunteerism, and hosts numerous events such as: