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Girl Scouts Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.  Girl Scouts of Colorado makes it easy, meaningful and fun for girls and volunteers to grow as leaders.  This mission, along with the Girl Scout Promise and Law (below) are the foundation of all we do.  By saying the Promise, girls are pledging to live by the elements of the Law, and those elements are incorporated into all program activities to bring them to life.



World Association of Girl Guides & Girl Scouts

Who We Are

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) is the largest voluntary organization for girls and young women.  WAGGGS works with many national, regional and international organizations and alliances to further its mission to enable girls and young women to develop to their fullest potential and become responsible citizens of the world. It has partnered with the United Nations for over 60 years. 

What We Do

Through its Member Organizations and through working directly with girls and young women, WAGGGS delivers high quality non-formal educational programs and international opportunities that provide girls and young women dynamic, flexible and values-based training in life skills, leadership and citizenship.

Our Structure

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts reaches 10 million girls and young women in 145 countries located in five regions: Africa, Arab, Asia Pacific, Europe and Western Hemisphere.

WAGGGS also runs four World Centres: Pax Lodge in London, Our Cabaña in Mexico, Our Chalet in Switzerland and Sangam in India.

Visit the "Our World" section of their website to find more information about their member organizations.


The 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.

The 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. 



More than one hundred years ago, on March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low, who was nicknamed Daisy, held the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Georgia.  The youngest Girls Scouts, those in Kindergarten and First Grade, are called Daisies in her honor.  

Juliette Gordon was born just before the American Civil War, on October 31, 1860.  Here is a picture of Daisy Low when she was 10 years old.

She married her husband, William Mackay Low when she was 26 years old.  This portrait of her was painted at about the time of her marriage.  You can see this painting in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

In 1911, when she was 51 years old,  Juliette Gordon Low was living in England.  There she met Robert Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts.  Juliette Gordon Low organized troops in Scotland and England and then decided to bring Girl Scouts (called Girl Guides back then) to America.  Here is a picture of Juliette from London, and a picture of Sir Robert Baden-Powell.



When Juliette got back to America from England, she telephoned a cousin, saying "Come right over!  I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we are going to start tonight!"    

There were only 18 girls at the first meeting - but over the years over 50 million girls and women have been included in Girl Scouts!  Many incredible women have been Girls Scouts - and many of them have worked here in D.C.   Sandra Day O'Connor, the first woman to sit on the Supreme Court, was a Girl Scout; so was Hillary Rodham Clinton, the recent Secretary of State.  The list also includes Senator Patty Murray, Nancy Reagan, Madeleine Albright,  and Condoleezza Rice.

Here are some pictures of Girl Scouts throughout the years.


Pretty amazing!

Famous Girl Scouts

An amazing 80 percent of today’s female leaders listed in Who's Who of American Women in the United States were once Girl Scouts. Below is a partial list!

Swift, Taylor - Grammy award winning country music singer

Paltrow, Gweneth - American Actress

Ling, Lisa - Journalist
Breslin, Abigail - American Actress

Gist, Carole – 1st African American Miss USA

Green, Tina Sloan – President, Black Women Sports

Joyner-Kersee, Jacqueline – '88 Long Jump Gold Olympian

Lobo, Rebecca – WNBA Basketball Player

Taylor, Susan – Editor-in-Chief, "Essence" Magazine

Warwick, Dionne – Singer

Tyler Moore, Mary – Actress

Lucci, Susan – Actress

Fanning, Dakota – Actress

Carey, Mariah – Singer

Crow, Sheryl - American Singer and song writer

Kirkpatrick, Jeanne – Former US Ambassador to the United Nations

Steinem, Gloria - American feminist, journalist, and social and political activist

Couric, Katie – Anchorwoman, CBS Evening News

Jones, Star – Co-host, "The View", ABC-TV

Walters, Barbara – Anchorwoman of ABC "20/20"

Day O'Connor, Sandra - Associate Justice, US Supreme Court

Brothers, Joyce, Dr. – Psychologist; Radio & TV Personality

Rodham Clinton, Hillary – US Senator& Wife of Bill Clinton (42nd President), Secretary of State

Clinton, Chelsea - First daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton, Journalist

Bush, Laura - First Lady of the United States, wife of George W. Bush

Ball, Lucille - American Actress

Jones, Elaine – Head of NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund

Dole, Elizabeth – Former President, American Red Cross