Who We Are
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls -- all girls -- where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world. In partnership with dedicated adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay encompasses all of the Delmarva Peninsula which includes Delaware, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The first Troop on the Delmarva Peninsula was formed at Mount Zion Lutheran Church in Wilmington, Delaware in 1915. In 1962, Wilmington Area Girl Scout Council and Peninsula Girl Scout Council merged to form the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay.
What We Do
In Girl Scouts, girls learn and grow by utilizing the Three Keys to Leadership - Discover, Connect and Take Action. Through a myriad of enriching experiences, such as extraordinary field trips, sports skill-building clinics, community service projects, cultural exchanges, and environmental stewardships, girls discover themselves, connect with other Girl Scouts, and take action to make the world a better place. Girl Scouting helps girls develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
It is never too late to join Girl Scouts! Girl Scouting is open to all girls in grades K-12. Girls participate through more than 1,200 Troops throughout the Delmarva Peninsula, as well as through six Pathways (or avenues through which girls participate in Girl Scouting), which are Camp, Special Interest, Events, Travel, Troop, and Virtual. Our Council also has a Juliette (or independent) Girl Scout Program. The opportunity of Girl Scout membership exists in every corner of the peninsula: community and religious centers, schools, migrant communities, housing authorities, HeadStart centers and more.
Adult Volunteers are the role models for the girls. Approximately 99 percent of all adults in Girl Scouting are volunteers. Women and men volunteer in a variety of roles; they organize and advise troops, chaperone at events, plan and run programs, teach girls talents and skills, translate materials into other languages, and educate other adults. In Girl Scouting, we realize that today’s busy adults may not be able to make long-term volunteer commitments. We offer flexible options to anyone interested in helping young girls succeed in life. Whether it is once a week, once a month, or once a year, your efforts make a difference in a young girl’s life.
How We Are Funded
The Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay funding is generated from the support of eight United Way/United Fund agencies, grants, corporate contributions, special events, individual gifts and proceeds from two product sales programs. The individual membership registration fee goes directly to the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A.