usa girl scouts overseas
USA Girl Scouts Overseas (USAGSO) brings Girl Scouts to the daughters of military, foreign service, and American expat families around the world and to girls in American or International schools. An operating unit of Girl Scouts of the USA, USAGSO ensures that no matter where American families move, they will have access to the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
Originally known as Lone Troops on Foreign Soil, Girl Scouts’ overseas program began in 1925 with a single troop of 18 girls in Shanghai, China. Today, USAGSO supports over 11,500 girl members and 5,000 volunteers in 97 countries around the world. USAGSO members are supported by a staff team in three locations: New York, located at Girl Scout headquarters in New York City; North Atlantic in Vicenza, Italy; and West Pacific at Camp Zama, Japan.
Not only do USAGSO- Spangdahlem members participate in the same great Girl Scout Leadership Experience as their stateside sister scouts, but they also experience much more. Many USAGSO- Spangdahlem families relocate every 2-4 years; USAGSO- Spangdahlem provides a sense of security and stability as families transition to new locations. Through our Spangdahlem Community, girls find an immediate support network and friendship group with whom they have something in common: The Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Far from the United States, Girl Scouts connects girls to their American culture and, through our worldwide network, helps girls bridge cultural gaps and build friendships around the world.