Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma, Inc. serves 39 counties in western Oklahoma: Alfalfa, Beckham, Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Carter, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Custer, Dewey, Ellis, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Greer, Harmon, Harper, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnston, Kingfisher, Kiowa, Lincoln, Logan, Love, Major, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Oklahoma, Pottawatomie, Roger Mills, Stephens, Tillman, Washita, Woods and Woodward Counties.
GS-West was formed on March 1, 2008 when two Councils in Oklahoma joined together: Red Lands Council and Sooner Council.
Girl Scouts-Red Lands Council, organized in 1935 as the Girls Scouts Council of Oklahoma City, was chartered by Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. the same year. The name was changed to Red Lands Council of Girl Scouts in 1964 and then to Girl Scouts - Red Lands Council in 2000. The Council was governed by a 26 member board representing the 15-county service area.
The South Central portion of GS-West was first organized as South Central Girl Scout Council in 1954. The name was changed to Sooner Girl Scout Council on June 28, 1960 and enlarged to the existing 24 county jurisdiction by merging with Southwest Oklahoma Girl Scout Council in 1974. Again in 2000 the name was change to Girl Scouts-Sooner Council Inc.
Today, GS-West is reaching girls in all segments of the service area and in all walks of life - from traditional troops to innovative methods including in-school, housing sites, and juvenile centers. We are taking the leadership, self-esteem, outdoor education and other opportunities to every girl in western Oklahoma.
About Girl Scouts USA:
Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.
Within a few years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouting has a membership of nearly four million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae - including approximately 80% of women who serve in public office and lead businesses and corporations. We invite you to learn about our robust organization and its rich history. From our willingness to tackle important societal issues, to our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness-Girl Scouts is dedicated to building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
Girl Scout Promise and Law
The Girl Scout Promise and Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.
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.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.