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

Latest News

  • Early Bird Registration Early Bird Registration is here! Think about how much fun you’ve had in Girl Scouts this year!  Now, think ahead to next year, when we have even more fun planned! Then take a few minutes to renew your national Girl Scout membership. Every girl who is reregistered by June 15th will get a FREE patch!  Every member who is reregistered by June 15th can buy a special T-shirt for only $5! For more information click here.
  • 2014 Annual Meeting Come join us for our 5th Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest Annual Meeting on Saturday, April 26th at Camp Mitre Peak in Alpine, TX! Enjoy vast landscapes, big skies, and friendly folk as we celebrate another year and recognize the accomplishments of our fantastic volunteers! Click here to download our full flyer and registration form!
  • Call for National Delegates Are you interested in being a National Council Delegate for the 2014 National Convention on October 16-19, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah? We are now accepting applications from across the council! For more information on becoming a National Council Delegate, click here. Click here to download the National Council Delegate Application.
  • Pathway to Girl Scout Adventure The wait is over! Take a look at our brand new Pathway to Girl Scout Adventure for Spring and Summer of 2014. This publication is jam packed with programs and training information for you to take part in throughout the year! You will also learn about Journeys and how we integrate the Girl Scout Leadership Experience into our six program pathways.

    Click here to view the guide and learn about how you can take part in Girl Scouting today!
  • Girl Scouts Online Registration With the all-new online registration program from GSUSA, you can register directly with the Girl Scouts and your council with a simple, online registration form. For more information and to register, click here.

Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest  2013 Volunteer Recognitions are here. You are invited to nominate an adult volunteer and/or group who has demonstrated outstanding service to Girl Scouting.   Let’s celebrate our Girl Scout greats!

  • Do you know someone who works  tirelessly with our Girl Scouts and/or volunteers?
  • Is there a community organization or business that  whole-heartedly gives to Girl Scouts?
  • Is there a mom, dad, or family member, who go “above and beyond” in their service to our girls?

Give the gift of appreciation to those amazing Girl Scout greats among us.  Anyone, including parents, troop leaders and service team members can nominate a volunteer for an award.  Click here to nominate them today!

Questions about the adult volunteer recognition process? Please contact your Service Unit Manager, Membership Manager or Monica Jasso, Volunteer Services Manager 1-800-895-7390 x 218 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


2014 Community Meetings


The CEO, Diane Flanagan, Board members and staff will be present to provide updates on council and what you can expect in upcoming months. Most of all we want to hear from you! What are your thoughts and ideas about Girl Scouting in your community, how effectively are we meeting the needs of girls, what are we doing right, where do we need to improve? Your opinions are valuable to us and we are listening!

Who can attend: Registered Girl Scout adults and girl members. Council delegates and alternates are urged to attend to represent their region and service units

How to Register: RSVP to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or by calling (800)-895-7390 Ext. 201. Please provide your name and which community meeting you plan to attend.

Click here for dates and more information.


GSDSW Summer Camp


Click Here to Download Camper Registration Forms


Get the Girl Scout Facts


It is cookie time again. Every year at this time, several organizations use our Girl Scout name to attract attention and solicit donations to further their own agendas. This year, the traffic has increased. Websites, e-mails, and other social media from organizations such as LifeNews.com, the American Family Association, and Pro-Life Waco, provide misinformation about Girl Scouts.

 Below are some key facts for you to know and share:

 The mission of Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest is to “build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.”

  • GSUSA is not WAGGGS (The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts).  GSUSA is an autonomous organization, and only GSUSA speaks for GSUSA. WAGGGS does not speak for GSUSA or its other members in the positions it takes.
  • GSUSA and Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest do not endorse any person, organization, political party or politician.
  • GSUSA and Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest do not have a relationship with Planned Parenthood.
  • GSUSA and Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest do not take a position or develop materials on reproductive issues. We feel our role is to help girls develop self-confidence and good
    decision-making skills that will help them make wise choices in all areas of their lives.
  • 100% of the money that Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest and its troops raise through the Girl Scout Cookie Program stays within the council and its troops. (Click here for our Cookie Flyer for more facts on the Girl Scout Cookie Program)
  • Do you want to know what Girl Scouts is really about? Ask a girl! She will enthusiastically explain her experiences serving her community, meeting new friends, and discovering scholarly or professional interests.

 Yours in Scouting,

Diane Flanagan
CEO, Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest