Girl Scout Movement
On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.
Within a few years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Girls at home and abroad participate in troops and groups in more than 92 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
The Girl Scout Mission
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
Who We Are!
Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways serves nearly 19,000 girls in a 26-county area in New York and Pennsylvania. Volunteers work to provide services and deliver the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls. Six regional Girl Scout Centers are located in Cicero, Horseheads, New Hartford, Johnson City, Phelps, and Watertown.