Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council is proud to be a girl-centric and girl-driven environment where a girl finds courage to explore new worlds and adventures, confidence to believe in herself and her abilities, character to stand by her values and connections to girls from every background. It is also the place where girls return those gifts by becoming the next generation of women leaders through service and reinvestment in their communities.
Girl Scouts exists to address the ever-changing needs of today’s girls. As members, girls build strong self-esteem and learn globally marketable skills such as financial literacy and budgeting, teamwork and consensus building, resourcefulness and respect for the environment, and appreciation of the arts.
Girl Scouts is open to girls in grades K-12. A girl or adult who meets or can meet membership requirements shall not be denied admission to Girl Scouting due to age or disability, or because of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, or socioeconomic status. Learn more about membership.
As of October 1, 2009, Girl Scouts of Ohio's Heartland Council serves the girls and adult volunteers in 30 counties: Adams, Ashland, Coshocton, Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Jackson, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Richland, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Wayne and Wyandot.
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls - all girls - where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered by the United States Congress in 1950. Through membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, GSUSA is part of a worldwide family of 10 million girls and adults in 145 countries. Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
The founder of Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, was born on October 31, 1860, in Savannah, Georgia. Read more about Juliette. Or, view an interactive timeline of her life, then click on the quiz link on this page to test your Daisy knowledge.