Who We Are
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
In partnership with over 6,000 adult volunteers, GSNWGL serves nearly 20,000 girls in 58 counties in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. GSNWGL provides opportunities for girls to discover their strengths, connect with others, and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
GSNWGL's jurisdiction spans about 400 miles from east to west and about 300 miles from north to south. Our members have access to 6 camp properties, 4 service centers, and 1 business office. Bordered by three of the Great Lakes - Huron, Michigan and Superior - the resort areas of Door County, Isle Royale National Park and Mackinac Island are in our jurisdiction.
About Girl Scouts of the USA
Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.6 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouting is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. GSUSA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries. To learn more about GSUSA and the history of Girl Scouting, visit www.girlscouts.org.
Our mission, along with the Girl Scout Promise and Law 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.2011 Report to the Community
About Girl Scouting
About the Girl Scout Program
The Girl Scout program is based on the needs and interests of girls. All members:
Membership is open to any girl in grades K-12 who has made the Girl Scout Promise, accepts the Girl Scout Law, and pays annual membership dues*. Adults who accept the organization's principles and beliefs and pay annual* or lifetime membership dues are also welcome to join.
* Financial assistance is available from GSNWGL for all or part of the annual national membership dues. Please contact us for more information.
Girl Scout Promise and Law
The Girl Scout Promise and Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be