GIRL SCOUTS OF GREATER LOS ANGELES

Rating: 4.9 stars   31 reviews 632

Issues: Children & Youth

Location: 801 S. Grand Avenue Suite #300 Los Angeles CA 90017 USA

Mission: Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
Results: Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is the largest girl-serving nonprofit in Los Angeles, serving more than 43,000 girls in partnership with 25,000 volunteers.
Target demographics: girls K-12 from every social, economic, and faith background.
Geographic areas served: the diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of Kern County and San Bernardino County
Programs: Leadership, Business and Financial Literacy, Outdoor Adventure, STE[A]M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), and Healthy Living
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 95-1644033
(213)213-0123
www.girlscoutsla.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is such a great organization. I was a co-leader with my girlfriend. Our daughters started in 3rd grade and went all the way through 12th grade. For our bridging to adults, we took eight 18 year olds to Europe for 2 weeks and bridged over the London Bridge. I know the Girl Scout experience empowered my daughter in everything that she does. Thank you...Thank you...Thank you

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Rating: 4 stars  

I was a Brownie Girl Scout when I was about 7 years old and a GS for a short time in junior high school, my mother would let me go camping so I dropped out.

Then as an adult I was a Girl Scout Leader for 25 years for the GS of Greater LA. First for my daughter then for my niece, I can't tell you how much I learned from being a leader thought GS adult training and from the girls. I met some really wonderful ladies and girls that are still part of my life today, I was lucky to have many good co-leaders and one really great one that grew so much as a co-leader that she is still involved in GS today. I hope to start a troop for my granddaughter this year at her school.. I know that the skills that the we taught the girls have stayed with them and have helped them in their adult life..

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Nothing is ever perfect,, but overall GS of Greater LA does a great job of training their volunteer leaders and gives them support as much as possible.. If I didn't have to work the crazy hours that I work i would still be a leader and have a troop..

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2002

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Rating: 5 stars  

Such a great organization! They are very organized, helpful,and always looking for ways to help not just the girls,but the community as a whole. I feel fortunate to be a part of this organization!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Likely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I remember being in the Girl Scouts briefly when I was in third grade. I had fond memories of that short lived membership. When I had the opportunity to have my daughter join, I jumped at the chance. Then I found out I could be a Girl Scout as well. The troop disbanded but I decided to take the challenge of building the troop again. This will be my second year in command of the SMGS Troop 5255. I am very fond of my girls and hope to sign on more girl scouts. It is amazing what these girls can accomplish with the right training. Girl Scouts as an organization offers a lot of leadership, encouragement and nurturing. The programs are excellent and the camps are fun to attend and be a part of. I as a troop leader also get engaged in the learning. I too have gained so much knowledge and have grown as a leader. I recommend that each parent enroll with their girls. Girl Scouts brings girls together...to get her there...more like them there.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

compile songs books and cds of all the camp songs. publish a book of swaps and how to make them.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been a Girl Scout for practically my whole life. Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is a great organization to volunteer for. Whether you have a lot of time or a little, there is place for you to help.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles is open to membership for all girls from kindergarten to 12th grade, and belonging is a life changing experience. The best part about being a Girl Scout is the positive atmosphere that is provided. Girls learn about independence and leadership while having fun with other girls. They plan together, and then carry out their plan. I have been a volunteer here for over 30 years. In that time I have been a leader and seen the growth and confidence that girls gain by being a part of Girl Scouts. Currently my role has changed, and I now support the adults who support girls. I have had many "jobs". Some that last a few months and some that last for years. Being a Girl Scout is like belonging to a club. You always feel that connection, and it is fun. But the real reward comes from seeing how girls grow into confident young women. I recently read the blog of a Girl Scout Gold Award recipient who just graduated from high school. She is off on her next adventure as a college freshman. She decided to keep a blog of her college experience, an "online diary", she called it. The first thing she blogged about was her Girl Scout experience and how it has made her more confident. She is going off to college a week early as she was chosen to participate in a week long community service project - something she learned as a Girl Scout - service to others. I am proud to be a member of Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I love GSGLA. I grew up in LA and was a Girl Scout most of my young life. Now I have a daughter who is enjoying all the fun stuff I did as a girl. GSGLA has so many wonderful leaders and staff. I feel so lucky to be part of this amazing group.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No not at all.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working as a volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles for the last years has been fulfilling. The focus is on the girl and girl programming. Every effort of the staff and volunteers expands the opportunities for the girls and provides guidance for their future. Girls go on to accomplish wonderful achievements because of Girl Scouting!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Continue reaching out to under served communities.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles continues the over 100 year tradition of building self esteem, confidence, and life skills in girls. I am a proud Girl Scout leader and I love to watch my troop help in the community. I was a Girl Scout as a child and I'm thrilled that my daughter is one as well.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would love to see the cost associated with being a Girl Scout go down even further. I want to see Scouting as being 100% accessible to any girl who wants to be a Scout.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a Leader and this organization is amazing. Keeping our young girls involved in community is a great thing.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Great organization. We appreciate GSGLA and all they do to bring amazing experiences for young girls.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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