How does Girl Scouts work?
WAGGGS stands for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and has 136 member countries including the United States. Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. oversees Girl Scouting across the country by dividing it into various jurisdictions called councils. Each Girl Scout Council is responsible for providing the Girl Scout program within its jurisdiction. Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York (GSNENY) is one of approximately 120 councils. Recently, nationwide, Girl Scouts councils underwent a realignment process and Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York was one of the ten “early adopters” councils establishing best practices for other councils who will be realigning within the next 3-5 years. Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York was created from the union of four Girl Scout Councils (Hudson Valley, Mohawk Pathways, Adirondack and North Country) and now serves over 12,000 girls in Albany, Clinton, Columbia, Greene, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schene