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Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes, Inc.

Who We Are

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) was founded on March 12, 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. Gordon Low’s goal was for all girls to be able to serve their communities, build new skills, and help others. Over 100 years later, more than 59 million women across the U.S. are Girl Scout alumnae.

Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) formed in 2008, the result of a nationwide organizational realignment. Formerly six separate Councils now comprise GSNWGL, which partners with 6,000 volunteers, serves approximately 15,000 girls, and covers 58 counties across northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

What We Do

Girl Scouts is the world's premier leadership organization for girls!

Whether you’re a parent, a college student, or a professional looking for a great organization to volunteer your time, Girl Scouts can connect you with a mission worth pursuing! Girl Scout volunteers are essential to shaping fun and enriching leadership experiences for girls, inspiring them to reach their personal best. There are a number of volunteer positions out there for you to choose from! How do you want to get involved? Contact us at 888.747.6945 to discuss local volunteer needs.


Serving a troop is a rewarding way for volunteers to aid girls as they learn and grow. There are some fantastic flexible troop options that work great for troop leaders and girls who have busy schedules.

  • Traditional troops (year-round)
  • Short-term troops (6-8 meetings)
  • Cooperative troops (shared adult leadership)
  • Special interest troops (focus on health and wellness, arts and culture, the outdoors and environment, etc.)
  • School-day troops (before school or during a lunch hour)

Other volunteer opportunities include working behind the scenes by helping your service area (specific geographical regions) through event planning, coordinating and managing the fall sale and Cookie Program, bookkeeping and records, recruitment support, and much more.