Here are some facts that every Connecticut Girl Scout should know.
On October 1, 2007, Girl Scouts of Connecticut became the largest organization of women and girls in Connecticut, serving over 43,000 girls. Our headquarters is located at 340 Washington Street, Hartford. You can reach us at 860-522-0163, or toll free at 800-922-2770. We also have an additional 7 Service Centers and six retail shops located throughout the state for your convenience.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut is a powerful force for helping girls develop uncommon leadership skills that serve the common good.
Through our diverse range of fun, horizon-stretching experiences, girls of all ages and backgrounds gain the confidence, character and courage they need to reach their fullest potential.
In this safe and supportive environment, girls can explore new skills, forge lasting friendships, and develop a strong self image—all guided by dynamic, highly trained adult volunteers.
This is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people:
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.
* Feel free to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.
- Over 47,300 girls, ages 5-17, are Girl Scouts in Connecticut.
- 1 out of 5 girls participates in Girl Scout learning activities.
- Nearly 19,000 adults volunteer with Girl Scouts as mentors, organizers, trainers, teachers, workshop leaders, and members of the board of directors.
- Over 2,243 acres of open space are used as 18 outdoor program centers (camps).
We stand for diversity and inclusiveness and do not discriminate on any basis. In the Girl Scouts of Connecticut Council, fair practices will be used without regard to race, color, religion, age (except when referring to girl program age levels), sex, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, learning disability, physical or mental disability, ancestry, genetic information, and any other protected class, as well as political and personal opinions. Girl Scouts is committed to inclusion of all girls and makes every effort to provide access to Girl Scouting in a variety of locations and formats so that every girl who wants the opportunity can be a Girl Scout.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut held its Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 4. Board members, delegates, volunteers, and staff attended the meeting to discuss GSOFCT affairs and recognize some very special volunteers. Teresa Younger, Board President, and Jennifer Smith Turner, Girl Scouts of Connecticut's Former CEO, reported on the work of the organization as it continues to fulfill its mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.