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Girl Scouts looking at a globe in the GSSJC Museum of Girl Scout History

Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History

Since 1922, Girl Scouts in Houston have strived to become young women of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Chartered 10 years after Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts of the USA in 1912, our Houston-based Council has an amazing history full of proud accomplishments – all of which are showcased in the Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History.

The museum, named for lifetime Girl Scout, historian and philanthropist Dorothy Goodykoontz, opened in 2007 at GSSJC’s Program Place for Girls in Houston, is free to all visitors and open to the public. Learn more about Dorothy.

Museum visitors are invited to take their own self-guided tour or can opt for a tour guided by one of the museum's docents or volunteer historians. Begin your exploration with an introduction to Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low or view the 1918 film “The Golden Eaglet”, one of the first promotional silent movies ever produced.

Work your way through the large timeline panels and glass display cases that include troop scrapbooks, old photos, a series of Girl Scout dolls and dozens of other artifacts collected all over the world that represent the evolution of the Girl Scout brand. In addition, visitors can try on vintage uniforms and imagine what it was like to be a Girl Scout in decades past or pull out a Discovery Box to learn a new activity.

The Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History is free to all visitors and open to the public.


Goodykoontz Museum Hours
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.



Program Place for Girls has a geocache! Use the coordinates 29°43'52.2"N 95°25'26.6"W to find the worksheet needed to solve this puzzle cache. To solve the puzzle, use our wonderful Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History to find the answers to the questions and decode the cipher to find the location and combination of the cache within the museum. Bring some swaps to trade, mark your name in the log, and replace the cache in the same location when finished. This activity is recommended for Juniors and up or Brownies with adult assistance. The estimated time to complete the puzzle is 30-45 minutes. This cache is not publicly posted and only available when Program Place for Girls is open. Hope you have fun!