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About Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council

Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of 1.7 million girls and adults. Today, as when founded in 1912, GSUSA helps cultivate values, social conscience, and self esteem in young girls, while also teaching them critical life skills that will enable them to succeed as adults. In Girl Scouting-and its special girl-only environment-girls discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.


Mission Statement

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


Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) Statement

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council fosters belonging and respect for all girls. We empower all girls, volunteers and staff to fulfill their potential and make the world a better place. Our Girl Scout Promise drives us to provide diverse, equitable and inclusive experiences where all girls, volunteers and staff are confident they belong. We stand firm in these commitments and united by these ideals.


Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

Review our council's articles of incorporation and bylaws (form F-407).



Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is a community-based organization with more than 35,000 girl members and 14,000 adult members. Membership is open to all girls in kindergarten through 12th grade, and to both women and men who subscribe to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.



Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council serves 26 counties in Southeast Texas, including: Angelina, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Hardin, Harris, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Liberty, Matagorda, Montgomery, Nacogdoches, Newton, Orange, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity, Tyler, Walker, Waller and Wharton.


Founding Data

Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council was founded by Mrs. F. M. Law and Miss Corinne Fonde in 1922 in Houston.

GSSJC Current Board of Directors



Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is governed by a board of directors made up of community leaders dedicated to helping girls reach their full potential.

The GSSJC Senior Leadership Team includes:
Chief Executive Officer Mary Vitek
Chief Executive Affairs Officer Connie Chavez
Chief Financial Officer Debbie Clark


United Way Support


Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council values our partnership with the United Way organization, not only for the financial support that helps develop girls’ leadership skills, but also for the collaborative synergy amongst the partner agencies.

GSSJC currently receives support from: United Way of Greater Houston, United Way of Beaumont and North Jefferson County, United Way of Greater Baytown Area and Chambers County, United Way of Galveston County Mainland, United Way of Mid & South Jefferson County, Montgomery County United Way and Nacogdoches Area United Way.


4-Star Charity Navigator Rating


Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s (GSSJC) sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.


BBB Accredited Charity 


Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is an Better Business Bureau accredited charity.


GSSJC IRS Form 990

Our most recent IRS Form 990 can be found at


Audited Financial Statements

Our most recent audited financial statements: 

GSSJC 2022 Audit
GSSJC 2021 Audit
GSSJC 2020 Audit
GSSJC 2019 Audit
GSSJC 2018 Audit



Donor Confidentiality

Girl Scouting would not be possible without the support of our volunteers and donors, who are changing the world by supporting the young girls who will one day make it a better place. It is the policy of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC) to maintain confidentiality concerning all correspondence regarding contributions, gift records, prospect cards, and other data on donors and to ensure that this donor information is used on a need-to-know basis only for the support of fund development for GSSJC. View the complete Donor Confidentiality Statement.


We Believe Black Lives Matter

No girl, or any young person, should grow up in a world defined by racial inequities and trauma. No Black person should live in fear because of the color of their skin.

For more than 100 years Girl Scouts has stood for making the world a better place and pledged to “help people at all times.” Those words carry great weight and responsibility and compel us to denounce institutional racism, violence, injustice and inequity. Racism goes against the values of Girl Scouts and although we have acted to counter racism throughout our history, we know we have enormous work ahead of us to ensure we are an organization that engages in challenging discussion, acts with integrity and learns from missteps.

While we are proud of our history of diversity and inclusion, our work to end racism is far from finished. We have an obligation to take actions to overcome injustice. Our commitment is that Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council will do this work.


GSSJC Statement on Sexual Education

One of our core values at Girl Scouts is to be inclusive. We offer membership to all girls and adult volunteers without regard to practice or opinion on social issues. Accordingly, our membership consists of a cross-section of America with differing views on sensitive issues. However, as it pertains to the sensitive matter of sexual education, reproductive rights and related topics, we strongly believe that these topics are best decided and discussed between girls and their families. If a troop wishes to address these topics in a Girl Scouting environment, there is a strict policy in place for doing so. The policy specifies that participation is optional and that a parent or guardian provide written consent for participation. When or if consent is obtained, topics are presented from a factual, informative point of view and expressly exclude advocacy or promotion of any social or political agenda. Lack of adherence to these guidelines is considered a breach of our program intent.

See frequently asked questions concerning these social issues.