Organization name: USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO)

Office location: 420 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10018

Country: United States

Region: WHA


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Size: Large (>100 employees)

Year founded: 1982

Service area(s): Children, Fundraising, Event Planning

Beneficiaries: Embassy and expats girls the world over USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) brings Girl Scouts to the daughters of military, foreign service, and American expat families around the world and to girls in American or International schools. An operating unit of Girl Scouts of the USA, USAGSO ensures that no matter where American families move, they will have access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Originally known as Lone Troops on Foreign Soil, Girl Scouts’ overseas program began in 1925 with a single troop of 18 girls in Shanghai, China. Today, USAGSO supports over 12,500 members in 90+ countries around the world. USAGSO members are supported by a staff team in three locations: at Girl Scout headquarters in New York City; Vicenza, Italy; and Camp Zama in Japan. Not only do USAGSO members participate in the same great Girl Scout Leadership Experience as their stateside sister scouts, but they also experience much more. Many USAGSO families relocate every 2-4 years; USA Girl Scouts Overseas provides a sense of security and stability as families transition to new locations. Through USA Girl Scouts Overseas, girls find an immediate support network and friendship group with whom they have something in common: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Far from the United States, Girl Scouts connects girls to their American culture and, through our worldwide network, helps girls bridge cultural gaps and build friendships around the world. Our strong partnerships with the local Girl Guide/Scout programs provide opportunities for USAGSO members, and their families, to actively participate in bi-lateral host nation programs that are exciting, unique, and profound.

Volunteer history: Adults can volunteer with their local Girl Scout committee or start up a troop for Embassy and expat girls at post. From troop leader to guest speaker, Girl Scouts has something for everyone! Many Foreign Service employees and family members have volunteered with their local troop at post

Latitude: 40.7508589

Longitude: -73.9920576