Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada

Rating: 4.6 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: 2941 Harris Avenue Las Vegas NV 89101 USA

Mission: Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Through a variety of informal educational programs school-age girls get to practice life skills such as budgeting, decision making, communication, problem solving, community service, and leadership.
Geographic areas served: Southern Nevada
Programs: Traditional Troops and Groups still serve the majority; there are eight drop-in centers which provide daily after school program; five sports clubs and that number is growing rapidly; there is program for individual members which provides opportunities to participate on their own schedule, there is a girls summer camp available for non-members, too. GSFC serves girls in the 52,000 square miles that makes up southern Nevada including those girls in mining outposts and ranching communities.
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EIN 88-0060273
702-385-3677
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a lifetime member, Girl Scouts has meant a great deal to me. I earned my Gold Award and was able to go backpacking in Zion National Park, canoeing in the Boundary Waters, and attend a music camp in North Carolina, among other things. I became passionate about the outdoors, community service, and travel. After working in my field for a number of years I served in the Peace Corps in the Phillipines and am now a Park Ranger at Everglades National Park. My thirteen years as a girl scout in this council introduced me to a wide world of experiences that led me to where I am and who I am today.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I was a troop leader for many years and I have to say, I was impressed with the safety standards of the organization, and the training and ongoing support they provide their volunteers. To volunteer as a troop leader, I had to provide references, had a background check, and a co-leader who was not related in any way. The organization looked after everything and provided me training before I ever held my first meeting. Admittedly, I was a little nervous at first because I had no idea what I was doing. But the organization and its volunteer support system helped me to feel included and gave me a wealth of resources to rely on for support.

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I only became a leader because I wanted my daughter to continue in the program and her leader had just quit. I knew it was good for my daughter, but I had no idea the impact I would have on the other girls in my troop. Next to raising my own kids, mentoring the girls in my troop was one of the most important things I ever done. I can't think of a better way to give back to my community and have an impact in the world.

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I'd like to see them have a larger presence in the community. Girl Scouts provides so many great opportunities for girls and volunteers, but it's one of the best kept secrets - not sure people really know what they're missing.

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