Girl Scouts' Organizational Structure
National Organization and Worldwide Sisterhood
The national office of Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), located in New York City, employs roughly 300 employees. GSUSA is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). (Visit GSUSA online, where you’ll find a wealth of resources for both girls and volunteers.)
Global Girl Scouting ensures that girls have increased awareness about the world, cross-cultural learning opportunities, and education on relevant global issues that may inspire them to take action to make the world a better place. Visit Global Girl Scouting online for additional information.
Since 1925, USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO), a division of Global Girl Scouting, has helped ease the transition for American families relocating overseas by offering the familiar traditions and exciting opportunities of Girl Scouting to girls abroad. USAGSO now serves thousands of American girls living overseas, as well as girls attending American or international schools. Through Global Girl Scouting, members participate in World Thinking Day on February 22, visit the four WAGGGS world centers, participate in international travel, promote global friendship and understanding by supporting the Juliette Low World Friendship Fund, and take action on global issues.
Your Council- Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan is chartered by GSUSA to establish responsibility for leadership, administration, and supervision of the Girl Scout program, and to develop, manage, and maintain Girl Scouting on a local level. The national office provides support materials to all councils to ensure the Girl Scout experience is nationally consistent.
Girl Scouts Heart of Michigan (GSHOM) has five Regional Centers—Jackson, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw, and Ypsilanti/Ann Arbor—to serve you. We invite you to visit often, just to say hello or to take advantage of the resources available: the Girl Scout shop, materials and forms, meeting space, and GSHOM staff who are delighted to work with you to make your experience and the girls’ exceptional!