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We're Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast!

Girl Scouting began more than 100 years ago in southeastern Wisconsin and today Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast (GSWISE) is more than 37,000 strong–-serving 28,464 girls in grades K5-12 and 8,655 adults who believe in our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who take the lead in making the world a better place. Girl Scouts is a G.I.R.L. (go-getter, innovator, risk-taker, leader) ™ community focused on practicing everyday leadership.

100 Years of Girl Scouting in Southeastern Wisconsin Celebrations
By historical record, the very first troop in the state of Wisconsin was formed on the playground of Clarke Street School in Milwaukee in May 1917. In 2018, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast celebrated the formation of Kenosha County's first troop.

Girl Scouts began over 105 years ago with one woman, Girl Scouts’ founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low, who believed in the power of every girl. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls and young women and GSWISE is ranked #2 out of 112 councils nationally in overall girl market share. With programs in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha counties, we give every girl in our council the chance to reach her full leadership potential. To volunteer, reconnect, donate, or join, visit, email, or call 800-565-4475.

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