Girl Scouts San Diego
Mission Statement

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place

General Information

One of every 10 local girls ages 5-17 is a Girl Scout (10% of that population!). 32% of the council's total membership are girls from diverse cultural backgrounds. 15% of girl members are from underserved communities. San Diego's first Girl Scout troop formed in Coronado in 1917. Now, with nearly 2,500 troops, the San Diego-Imperial Council is one of the largest councils in the U.S. The council offers training for leaders, maintains seven camps and program centers, and provides activities and events for over 31,000 girl members. Volunteer leaders, consultants, and staff specialists in areas such as child development, adult training and outdoor education are among the council's more than 12,000 adult members. These women and men fill a wide variety of roles, from assisting with camps and fundraising events to serving on the board of directors. Girl Scouts Outreach Program brings Girl Scouting to areas where traditional troops are not likely to form because of language, economic or other barriers.

Contact Information

Girl Scouts San Diego:
1231 Upas Street San Diego, CA 92103
San Diego, CA 92103

Phone: 619-298-8391
Web Site:

Rea de la Cruz

Programs and Services

Program opportunities exist in the out-of-doors, environment, STEM, arts and culture, health and wellness, and financial literacy

Specific to the outdoors, GSSD provides day and resident camp; weekend camping at GSSD facilities; hiking; backpacking; adventure zone


We are a non-profit organization open to girls ages 5-17 years old.