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Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law

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.

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, 2013, Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, Inc. had 22,953 girl members and 8,092 adult members in the 81 counties served by the council. Click here for a list of Council counties by region.

Click here for a map of the Council.

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 - Cindy Martin, Lubbock
  • Second Vice-Chair - Ny Lynn Nichols, Amarillo
  • Secretary - Patricia Miller, Fort Worth
  • 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:

Council Property and Outdoor Program Updates

Online Registration Site (eBiz)


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.

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.

Branding Guidelines

Girl Scouts across the country are working together to speak with one voice! Additional templates are available in our GSUSA Branding Guidelines (PDF) and GSUSA Editorial Style Guidelines (PDF)

General Brand Guidelines

1. Color.  Three main colors:

Media Spotlights

View a collection of our media recognitions both locally as Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains and Girl Scouts USA.

Art Gallery

Download logos, clip art, documents and photos for your troop to use for creating banners, signs, cards, and tablecloths!

Look here for fun images to help boost your cookie sales! Consider sharing these via social media sites (perfect as a Facebook profile pic!) and on all of your marketing communications. Girls, families and Volunteers of all ages will love them!

View our Branding Guidelines