The Girl Scout Program is girl-driven, reflecting the ever-changing needs and interests of today's girls. Girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment.
Girl Scouts of the USA Mission Statement:
Girl Scouting builds girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character who make the world a better place!
The Girl Scout Law
my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place,
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
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
Scouting Anniversary Celebrations
2012 will mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday, or Founder's Day, October 31, marks the 1860 birth of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Low in Savannah, Georgia. World Thinking Day on February 22, celebrates the friendship and the sisterhood of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the globe. Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath give girls an opportunity to attend their place of worship and be recognized as a Girl Scout. Our troops have typically joined SPN Cub Scout Pack 78 to celebrate with them on the Sunday before February 8. Other annual celebrations include Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards, annual bridging ceremonies at the Golden Gate Bridge, and Investiture ceremonies.
St. Philip Neri
Several Girl Scout troops have formed at St. Philip Neri School and include girls at all levels from both SPN and surrounding neighborhood schools. Our SPN Girls Scouts join Cub Scout Pack 78 in monthly school flag ceremonies and Scout Sunday. Our activities have been Pinewood Derby Car Racing in August, Caroling on Christmas Tree Lane, Annual Girl Scout Cookie Sales in February, Disney on Ice, Girl Scout Day with Cal Berkeley, the Oakland A’s and Giants, Girls Scouts Save the Bay, Simple Soup, Exploree, Camporee, Girls Rock overnight camps, Alameda Girl Scout Day Camp in the Summer, and participation in the 4th
of July Parade.
Ready to become a Girl Scout?
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere---where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls ages 5-17; women and men over 17 can join as adult members. For general information or to join/start a new troop, http://www.girlscoutsnorcal.org
or call (800) 447-4475. Girls must get parent or guardian permission first.