In Girl Scouts, girls discover the fun, friendship, and power of girls together. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls grow courageous and strong. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
Girl Scouting is for every girl, everywhere—where today's girls can become tomorrow's leaders. Membership in Girl Scouts is open to girls in gradesK- 12; women and men over 18 can join as adult members.
Most girls join a local troop or group for fun and friendship, but they also find out about building character and self-esteem and serving their communities—the core qualities of Girl Scouting. In Girl Scouts, girls find a safe place to grow and share new experiences, learn to relate to others, develop values, and contribute to society.
The Girl Scout program is based on the needs and interests of girls. All members:
Learn more about what girls do:
Joining Girls Scouts is simple. Fill out our Troop Locator to be connected with Girl Scouts in your community. Don't be shy! For questions or more information call 800-852-4474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've recruited the best and brightest staff to support you and your daughter in Girl Scouting. Have a question or need to know who to call? Give us a call and we'll make sure you're directed to a friendly staff member to assist you.
GSNEO Staff Organizational Chart - updated 08/07/2014
GSNEO Community Membership Executive Assignments - updated 07/22/14
Staff Directory - 08/04/2014
Staff by Department
Jane ChristysonChief Executive Officer
Jackie FordChief Operating Officer
John GravesChief Financial Officer
Kimberley JanikovicsDirector, Business Services
Retail, Snack & Magazine Sale, Cookie Program
Emily Fletcher-FeinDirector, Program
Deborah KroupaAssistant Director, Program
Kim KlimaDirector, Volunteer & Support Services
Girl and adult membership, volunteer development, and training
Jim KananenDirector, Properties
Beth RamseyDirector, Human Resources
Susana RogersManager, Governance & Special Initiatives
Kim GravesManager, Communications
Judy MatulevicusManager, Marketing
Council marketing and website
Pamela ValentineDirector, Community Development
Mary GahresManager, Council Operations
Liz KohlerSenior Manager, Registration and Customer Care
Program, training, camping, and membership registration