Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the largest girl-focused organization in the state, providing girls age 5-17 with opportunities to explore new skills, forge lasting friendships, and develop a strong self image. Our headquarters is located in Hartford with additional Service Centers throughout the state in: Bridgeport, Middletown, New London, North Haven, North Windham, Torrington, Waterbury, and Wilton.
Our Mission: "Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place." Girl Scouting was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. The first Girl Scout Troop in Connecticut was formed in 1917 in Cheshire. Over the years, many more troops were started, and multiple Girl Scout Councils had been formed. On October 1, 2007, the five existing Girl Scout Councils in the state; Girl Scouts, Connecticut Trails Council, Connecticut Valley Girl Scout Council, Girl Scouts of Housatonic Council, Northwestern Girl Scout Council, and Girl Scout Council of Southwestern Connecticut, joined to form Girl Scouts of Connecticut, Inc. Now the largest girl-focused organization in the state, Girl Scouts of Connecticut works with 21,000 dedicated volunteers, and serves over 55,000 girl members.