A century ago, Juliette Gordon Low held the first-ever Girl Scout meeting, with the goal of bringing girls out of day-to-day isolation and into a world of camaraderie, camping and community service. Today — with a membership of over 3.2 million — her vision lives on in our continued commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.
No Economic Barriers
Girl Scouts River Valleys is dedicated to extending opportunities to all girls – regardless of their finances. For help with paying membership fees and other expenses, see Financial Aid.
Racial + Ethnic Diversity
In 1956, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called Girl Scouts “a force for desegregation.” Long before laws promoting civil rights were passed, Girl Scouts promise and law embraced every girl.
Girl Scouts strives to adapt activities to girls who have disabilities or special needs. Girl Scouts River Valleys provides inclusion training and resources for our volunteers and troop leaders working with girls.