Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, Inc., serves more than 43,000 girls and 15,000 adult members in 34 counties in the greater metropolitan Atlanta area, northwest Georgia and Polk County, TN. Our administrative headquarters and a volunteer service center are located at 5601 North Allen Road in Mableton, Georgia and our service centers are located in Cumming, Dalton and Griffin.
At Girl Scouts, our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. We are the largest organization dedicated solely to girls—all girls—where, in a diverse, inclusive, accepting and nurturing environment, girls build 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 embraces girls of all abilities, backgrounds, and heritage, with a specific and positive philosophy of inclusion. Each girl—without regard to socioeconomic status, race, physical or cognitive ability, ethnicity, primary language, or religion—is an equal and valued member of Girl Scouts.
Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts' membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to 3.4 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
Through Girl Scouting:
Girls actively engage in activities related to science, technology, engineering, and math.
We empower girls with financial literacy tools. Millions of girls now learn their economic foundations in Girl Scouts: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
No university has produced as many female business owners as has the Girl Scout Cookie Program.
Girl Scouts focus on healthy living, with programs reflecting that physical health, emotional health and self-esteem are all connected.
Environmental leadership is a high priority in Girl Scouting. In 2009, more than 83,000 girls nationwide worked directly with conservationists and scientists to complete environmental service projects in 43 states.