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, 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.
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:
Council Property and Outdoor Program Updates
Check here for info on all of our amazing camp properties. Check out our amazing infographic with details about 2013 resident camp!
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.
Share Your Story or Photos
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.
Annual Council Meeting
Join us for the 2014 Annual Council Meeting on January 25th, 2014 . During this yearly meeting, our Girl Scout council elects its board of directors and conducts other business essential to Girl Scouting in our geographic area. This year, our Annual Meeting Delegates will be electing delegates for the National Convention!
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!
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