GIRL SCOUT USA ORGANIZATION
The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
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.
Troop 9362 is one of many troops within the North Central Service Unit 527. The troops of the NCSU are part of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania Council. GSEP is one of over 100 state councils which together comprise the Girl Scouts USA national organization. GSUSA is one of 145 of scouting groups which make up the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts.
NORTH CENTRAL SERVICE UNIT 527
The NCSU 527 is comprised of Girl Scout troops that meet at site located between Allegheny Avenue to the North, Chestnut Street to the South, 5th Street to the East and the Schuylkill River to the West.
GSEP is one of more than 100 councils in the USA. GSEP serves approximately 40,000 girls in Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Delaware, Lehigh, Northampton, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania. We are a volunteer-based, non-profit organization with over 14,000 adult volunteers.
GSUSA was founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. GSUSA 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 880,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers. Through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), GSUSA is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries.
WAGGGS was formed in 1928 to organize all of the Girl Scouts and Girl Guides across the globe. Every Girl Scout is a member of the international organization! Upon joining a troop, each Girl Scout receives the World Association pin, symbolic of her membership in the WAGGGS organization.