WHO WE ARE
USA Girl Scouts
We're 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world.
Our extraordinary journey began more than 100 years ago with the original G.I.R.L., Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low. On March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, she organized the very first Girl Scout troop, and every year since, we’ve honored her vision and legacy, building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.
We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scout Promise
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.
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, and to
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO)
We bring Girl Scouts to the daughters of military, foreign service, and American expat families around the world and to girls in American or International schools. An operating unit of Girl Scouts of the USA, USAGSO ensures that no matter where American families move, they will have access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Originally known as Lone Troops on Foreign Soil, Girl Scouts’ overseas program began in 1925 with a single troop of 18 girls in Shanghai, China. Today, USAGSO supports over 11,500 girl members and 5,000 volunteers in 97 countries around the world. USAGSO members are supported by a staff team in three locations: New York, located at Girl Scout headquarters in New York City; North Atlantic in Vicenza, Italy; and West Pacific at
Camp Zama, Japan.
Why Girl Scouts Overseas?
Not only do USAGSO members participate in the same great Girl Scout Leadership Experience as their stateside sister scouts, but they also experience much more. Many USAGSO families relocate every 2-4 years; USA Girl Scouts Overseas provides a sense of security and stability as families transition to new locations. Through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, girls find an immediate support network and friendship group with whom they have something in common: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Far from the United States, Girl Scouts connects girls to their American culture and, through our worldwide network, helps girls bridge cultural gaps and build friendships around the world. Our strong partnerships with the local Girl Guide/Scout programs provide opportunities for USAGSO members, and their families, to actively participate in bi-lateral host nation programs that are exciting, unique, and profound.
Since 1924, USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) has helped to provide girls living overseas, girls attending American or International schools (inclusive of nationality) and US passport holders with a myriad of exciting opportunities. USAGSO (Singapore) offers the familiar traditions of Girl Scouts, the premier leadership organisation for young women in the United States.
In Singapore, we currently have more than 300 participating girls in troops. They enjoy meeting new friends and taking part in fun projects and activities. Troop meetings take place at a number of International schools island-wide as well as private homes and condo function rooms. We are pleased to work closely with the schools in providing Girl Scouting to as many as we can.
USAGSO (Singapore) is run entirely on a voluntary basis by parents of the Girl Scouts. The all-volunteer Executive Committee oversees troops with a minimum of two, unrelated leaders per troop. All leaders are provided with Leadership and First Aid training, combined with a wealth of information and mentoring from our more experienced leaders. Given the transitory nature of Singapore we are always looking for more volunteers and if you and/or your daughter are in a position to join us you will be enriched by the experience.
Want to know more? Check out our FAQ page for answers to commonly asked questions.
Whether you are relocating to Singapore or already living here, sign up to participate as a Girl Scout, and adults can volunteer to be a Troop Leader or Committee Member.