Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf, a chartered council with Girl Scouts of the USA, supports nearly 12,000 girls in partnership with more than 5,000 volunteers through council-sponsored girl program and activities, local resources and support, and adult learning opportunities.
Girl Scouts of Louisiana - Pines to the Gulf serves 42 parishes in Louisiana west of the Mississippi River. The headquarters is in Lafayette and offices are also located in Alexandria, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport.. Service Centers are located in Shreveport and Monroe. Satellite offices are located Lake Charles and Alexandria. 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 145 counties.
Driven by the new realities of our ever-changing world, Girl Scouts has undergone a historic transformation that will help us better serve the girls of today and tomorrow through a renewed focus on leadership development. (Read more on Transforming Girl Scouts)
Girl Scouts is the nation’s leading organization dedicated to helping all girls fulfill their potential and gain valuable skills to ensure their future success. Girl Scouts offers girls in grades K-12 six levels to discover premier personal growth and leadership development experience. In a friendly, accepting, and nurturing environment, and in partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.