What Girl Scouts Does

Who We Are

We’re 2.8 million strong—2 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe girls can change the world.

It began over 100 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. She organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, and every year since, we've made her vision a reality, helping girls discover their strengths, passions, and talents.

Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of 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 for girls from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing. 

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains…

Is one of 112 councils chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA, the world’s leading organization dedicated solely to girls. Here in New Hampshire and Vermont we serve more than 10,500 girls with the guidance of more than 4,000 dedicated and trained volunteers. We provide an accepting and nurturing environment where girls build character and skills for success. In partnership with caring adults, girls develop qualities to serve them all their lives: strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their potential and self-worth. 

We are part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries. Our annual budget of just over $5 million is supported by gifts from individuals and corporations, grants from foundations, investments, program fees, and the annual Girl Scout Cookie sale. The Council owns 9 properties, six of which are used for camp and program activities.

Our Mission

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

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.