Girl Scouts in Paris? Yes, Girl Scouts of the USA supports American girls living abroad through their USA Girl Scouts Overseas program. Over 18,000 members are currently participating in USA Girl Scouts Overseas in 90 countries around the world. USAGSO members enjoy the same excitement, fun and adventure in Girl Scouting as their stateside Girl Scout sisters.
Since 1949, Paris has hosted one of these overseas locations, and over the years has provided the USA Girl Scout program to more than 5,000 girls living in the Paris region. We currently serve over 300 girls from kindergarten through 12th grade, and have more than 100 adult volunteers.
It’s always exciting to have the chance to bring girls together and encourage them to do things they may have never tried before, to assist them as they develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.
For many girls in the Paris Neighborhood, the “City of Light” is home, but for others it is simply a place to which they and their family have moved for a period of time. USAGSO-PARIS adult volunteers connect girls who may feel adrift because of relocation and provide a “slice of American life” for others. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.