Girl Scouts of Louisiana – Pines to the Gulf, a chartered council with Girl Scouts of the USA, supports nearly 8,000 girls in partnership with close to 3,000 volunteers in 42 parishes in Louisiana west of the Mississippi River through council-sponsored girl program and activities, local resources and support, and adult learning opportunities.. The headquarters is in Lafayette as well as locations in Alexandria, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. Girl Scout merchandise is available in Lafayette and Shreveport and through our website.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
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.
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 Girl Scout Troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia.The history of Girl Scouts is deeply rooted in the belief that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.
Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950.
Today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts—2.3 million girl members and 890,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers. We are urban, rural, and suburban. We are in schools, churches, temples, mosques, public housing, foster homes, and detention centers. We are in virtually every zip code and in 90 countries around the world.
In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong.
Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.