History

Girl Scouting was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. She understood that giving girls the tools they needed to become self-reliant would benefit them most in the long run. She never wavered in her conviction that believing in yourself, and in your ability to think and make decisions in your own best-interest, was the underpinning of real success, and real happiness.

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council received its first charter from Girl Scouts of the USA in 1935. Today, the council serves more than 16,000 with over 6,500 volunteers in eight counties in North and South Carolina: Anson, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Rowan, Stanly, Union and York (SC).

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

Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council IRS Form 990
Our most recent IRS Form 990