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

Latest News

  • 2015 Annual Meeting Quest April 25, 2015 is our next Annual Meeting and it needs a home! Here’s an opportunity for your Service Unit to shine by assisting us in hosting this great event for the entire council. If your Service Unit is interested, the first step is to form a committee and put together a proposal. The council board will make the final selection and announce the winner in December 2014. Proposals must be received no later than 5 p.m., November 13, 2014. For more information and to download our proposal form, click here.
  • 2013 Annual Report Are you interested in what we accomplished during 2012? This report covers programs, services, membership, and much much more during the fiscal year ended September 30, 2013.

    Click Here to download our 2013 Annual Report.
  • Pathway to Girl Scout Adventure The wait is over! Take a look at our brand new Pathway to Girl Scout Adventure for Fall and Winter 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 Volunteer Conference


Click Here to Download our 2014 Volunteer Conference Flyer and Registration Form


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