In Henry County, troops participate in countywide activities — See the Events page for more details about this year's and last year's activities.
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.
Celebrating more than 100 years of Girl Scouting
Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout Troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950.
More than 50 million American women enjoyed Girl Scouting during their childhood — today, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts — 2.3 million girl members and 880,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers.
Girls at home and abroad participate in troops and groups in more than 92 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, and over 100 local Girl Scout councils — including Henry County's own council, Heart of the South — offer girls the opportunity for membership across the United States.
Through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS), Girl Scouts of the USA is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 172 countries.
Shared by every member of Girl Scouting, the Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.
The 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.
The 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,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.