Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland Council, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland Council, Inc., is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to provide Girl Scouting in south-central and southwest Wisconsin.
Badgerland Council serves girls in the following 21 counties:
Buffalo, Columbia, Crawford, Dane, Dodge, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jackson, Jefferson, Juneau, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Rock, Sauk, Trempealeau, Vernon, Walworth counties in Wisconsin plus northern Winnebago County in Illinois, Houston County in Minnesota, and Allamakee County in Iowa.
Girl Scouts of Wisconsin - Badgerland Council serves more than 14,200 girls and 4,500 adults from all socio-economic, ethnic, racial, religious, rural, and urban populations.
The vision of Badgerland Council is to be the preeminent leadership organization for girls in south-central and southwest Wisconsin.
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA)
The Girl Scout Movement is open to all girls ages 5-17 who subscribe to its ideals as stated in the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Girl Scouts of the USA is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, the largest organization for girls and women in the world. Girl Scouting is a Movement that gives girls from all segments of American life a chance to develop their potential, to make friends, and to become a vital part of their community. Based on ethical values, it opens up a world of opportunity for girls, working in partnership with adult volunteers. Its sole focus is to meet the unique and special needs of girls.
GSUSA's members include over three million girls and adults. Adults are volunteers serving as leaders, board members, and consultants in such areas as child development, adult education, outdoor education, and administration. Employed staff accounts for less than 1 percent of the total adult membership.
Girl Scout troops are organized by just over 100 Girl Scout councils in the U.S.A. Councils are units chartered by the national organization to administer and promote Girl Scouting in a specific geographic jurisdiction.
Girl Scouts of the USA was founded by Juliette Gordon Low. She organized the first group of girls March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. GSUSA was incorporated in Washington D.C., June 10, 1915, and chartered by the United States Congress, March 16, 1950.
Girl Scouts of the USA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS)
In 1928, countries with Girl Scouts and Girl Guides set up an international organization whose purpose was to encourage friendship among girls. Today, ten million girl and adult members from 145 countries belong to WAGGGS. The World Trefoil Pin is worn to show membership in this international Movement. WAGGGS is headquartered in London, England and operates four world centres: Pax Lodge (England), Our Chalet (Switzerland), Sangam (India), and Our Cabana (Mexico).
The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts provides non-formal education where girls and young women develop leadership and life skills through self-development, challenge, and adventure. Girl Guides and Girl Scouts learn by doing.
The mission of WAGGGS is “to enable girls and young women to develop their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.”