Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts is the nation's leading organization dedicated to helping all girls everywhere fulfill their potential and gain valuable skills to ensure their future success. 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. Blending tradition with innovation, Girl Scouts provides a safe, nurturing environment that allows girls to grow through activities and opportunities that are both educational and fun.
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A was founded on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Gerogia by Juliette Gordon Low, with a troop of 18 girls. Juliette's revolutionary vision was to bring girls out of their sheltered home environments to serve in their communities and experience the outdoors.
Today, Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's largest organization dedicated solely to girls, with nearly four million members. It is part of a worldwide family of girls and adults in 136 countries through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS).
In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, such as leadership abilities, strong values, a social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth