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Our Heritage

Girl Scouting is a century-plus old movement that began in 1912 through the vision of one woman, Juliette Gordon Low. Girl Scouts is a movement that motivates its members to reach inside themselves and with the support of peers and caring adults, to become strong leaders in many contexts, starting with taking charge of one’s own life, and then making that life meaningful through action taken with others to make the world a better place.

The legacy of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways lies in the rich history of the former Girl Scout councils known as Central New York, Foothills, Indian Hills, Seven Lakes, and Thousand Islands. Through the national realignment of Girl Scout councils, Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. was chartered in July 2009.


The History and Archives Committee of NYPENN Pathways was formed in August, 2009.

 If you would like more information about the History & Archives of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways council, or would like to join the History and Archives Committee, contact the Committee by e-mail. If you prefer standard mail, send your information to:

  History and Archives Committee
  Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc.
  Oakdale Mall
  601–635 Harry L Drive Suite 52
  Johnson City, NY 13790-1245