The Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law are at the heart of Girl Scouting by inspiring girls to give back through service to make the world a better place.
Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law
About Girl Scouts of the USA
Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, was born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. In 1911, she met Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, and became interested in the new youth movement. Afterwards, she channeled all her considerable energies into the fledgling movement. She organized the first group of Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the United States Congress on March 16, 1950.
Facts About Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains
As of September 1, 2012, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. had 23,823 girl members and 8,792 adult members in the 81 counties served by the council. Click here for a list of Council counties by region.
Girl Scouting is open to all girls, ages 5 to 17. The strength of the Girl Scout Movement rests in its volunteers. Adult volunteers work in partnership with employed staff in all aspects of the Council’s service to girls.
Board of Directors and Senior Staff
- Chair - Adrienne Cozart, Lubbock
- First Vice-Chair - Rebecca Barksdale, Arlington
- Secretary - Cathy H. Allen, Lubbock
- Treasurer - Lois Weeks, Fort Worth
Questions and Answers Concerning Girl Scouts
Recently, we have become aware of misinformation that is being distributed about the Girl Scouts. This Q&A answers criticisms and claims that have come to Girl Scouts from various sources and should be used to affirm our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Here are some facts about the Girl Scouts:
This summer, after much study and thought analysis,the GS-TOP Property Committee submitted their recommendations to the Board of Directors for the ongoing use and development of our council’s properties.
How to Use the Online Registration Site
Our new Online Registration Site not only creates the convenience of registering to be a Girl Scout online, it also allows current members to continually update their information and in the near future register for events instantly.
This is a real time registration system that will show you the available space for each activity/training and when you purchase the activities you will receive an immediate confirmation by email. No more waiting to hear if you are in or not. Starting March 1st, you can log into the system and browse the options that will be available for registration beginning April 1st.
Troop leaders also have the convenience of being able to view and print troop rosters from home. We recommend viewing a tutorial video (below) or reading our manual to learn the basics of how to use the site.
Girl Scout Glossary
This glossary offers definitions of some of the frequently used terms in Girl Scouting.
We are in the process of reviewing this glossary and we will be updating and adding new terms.
Girl Scouts across the country are working together to speak with one voice!
Join the movement by following specific brand guidelines and using the resources below when creating Girl Scout materials.
Now it's easy to share your stories and photos!
View a collection of our media recognitions both locally as Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains and Girl Scouts USA.