Our Mission

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

About GSNI-M

To carry out our mission,GSNI-M is in partnership with 3,200 adult volunteers, and serves nearly 12,000 girls in 22 counties, representing 20 counties in the northern one-third of Indiana and two counties in southwest Michigan. GSNI-M provides opportunities for girls to discover their strengths, connect with others, and take action to improve their communities. Girl Scouts is the world's preeminent leadership development organization for girls, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

The GSNI-M membership has access to two camp properties, two program centers and three service centers located throughout the council.

About the Girl Scout Program

The Girl Scout program is based on the needs and interests of girls. All members:

  • Share the Girl Scout Promise and Law
  • Pay national dues of $15
  • Follow safety guidelines

Membership

Membership is open to any girl in grades K-12 who has made the Girl Scout Promise, accepts the Girl Scout Law, and pays annual membership dues. Adults who accept the organization's principles and beliefs and pay annual or lifetime membership dues are also welcome to join.

Girl Scout Promise and Law

The Girl Scout Promise and Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.

The Girl Scout Promise

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God* and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

* The word "God" can be interpreted in a number of ways, depending on one's spiritual beliefs. When reciting the Girl Scout Promise, it is okay to replace the word "God" with whatever word your spiritual beliefs dictate.

The Girl Scout Law

I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.