At Girl Scouts of Northern California, over 50,000 girls and 31,000 adults take part in Girl Scout programs each year. We tailor our programs for the developmental, educational, emotional, and social needs of girls at six levels.
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 Scouts makes no attempt to define or interpret the word “God” in the Girl Scout Promise. We look to individual members to establish for themselves the nature of their spiritual beliefs. When making the Girl Scout Promise, individuals may substitute wording appropriate to their own spiritual beliefs for the word “God.”)
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,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first group of Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. was chartered by the United States Congress in 1950. Since then, through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, GSUSA has grown to be part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 148 counties.
In October of 2007, The Girl Scouts of Northern California participated in an historic national Girl Scout movement in which Girl Scout councils aligned with other councils to create high-capacity councils across the United States. Through this national “realignment”, the Konocti Girl Scout Council, the Girl Scouts of Napa-Solano, the Girl Scouts of San Francisco Bay Area, the Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County, the Girl Scouts of Sierra Cascade, and a portion of the Girl Scouts of Winema Council became the Girl Scouts of Northern California.