On March 12, 1912, when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low gathered 18 girls together for a meeting in Savannah, Georgia, she began a movement that would change and enrich girls’ lives forever. Her goal was to bring girls out of isolated home environments and get them involved in community service. More than that, Daisy dreamed of girls learning the joys of hiking, sports, camping, and more.
To say her dream was realized is an understatement. From that first meeting of 18 wide-eyed girls, to a membership roster today of nearly four million girls and adults, Girls Scouts of the USA is an organization that truly changes lives. It’s not surprising that over 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. So what are you waiting for?
In 1922, just one short decade after US Girl Scouting was born, the first council in San Bernardino and Riverside counties was organized. Adding councils and lone troops as the years passed and the area’s population exploded, the region’s five councils merged in 1968 to form Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council.
Today, nearly 90 years later, our Council proudly serves almost 10,000 girls ages 5 – 17 in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. From our first troop meetings, Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council has grown into much more than simply learning about the outdoors, camping and playing sports.
Today, girls can explore science, math, technology, engineering, political science, health and safety, ecology, environmental awareness, community involvement and much, much more.