Girl Scouts of Black Hawk Council, Inc

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Basic Information

Address: 2710 Ski Lane , Madison , WI 53713
Phone Number: 608.276.8500 OR 800.236.2710
Fax Number: 608.276.9160

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Girl Scouts of Black Hawk Council, Inc
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Additional Information

Focus: Girl Scouts is the pre-eminent leadership development program for girls ages 5 to 17
Director: Loretta Himmelsbach, CEO
Schedule: Varies
Ages: 5 to 17 OR Kindergarten through 12 th grade
Membership/Pricing: $10.00 yearly membership dues (required); troop dues varies



Girl Scouts began in Savannah , Georgia , and was founded by Juliette Gordon Low. She organized the first group of girls on March 12, 1912. GSUSA was incorporated in Washington D.C. , June 10, 1915, and chartered by the United States Congress, March 16, 1950. It remains the largest organization for girls and women in the world. To learn more about the history of Girl Scouting, log on to

Program Highlights:

Black Hawk Council Program Outcomes from 2006 include . . .

• 98% of Girl Scouts have a positive view of themselves and feel free to express their opinions.

• 98% of Girl Scouts cooperate with each other and respect each other's differences.

• 99% of Girl Scout troops built and developed values by understanding and living the Girl Scout Law including specific values of honesty, integrity, and responsibility.

• 96% of troops developed a spirit of volunteerism and gave back to their communities through service projects and community service; 67% of girls participated in humanitarian focused projects while 27% of girls were involved with environmental service activities.


Varies by troop; council activities range from service projects to environmental activities to arts and crafts to high adventure travel programs to camping and outdoor activities to the Girl Scout Cookie Sale

Field Trip Destinations: Examples include the Wisconsin Dells, Mall of America , Apostle Islands , Chicago , the Grand Canyon, the Birthplace of Girl Scouts ( Savannah , GA ), etc.
Program Information:

The Girl Scout program can change the way girls see the world and their place in it. Girls learn the importance of personal responsibility, the value of goal-setting, the spirit of teamwork, and the thrill of accomplishment. The Girl Scout program is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law and four fundamental goals that encourage girls to:

  • Develop to their full potential.
  • Relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect.
  • Develop a meaningful set of values to guide their actions and to provide for sound decision-making.
  • Contribute to the improvement of society.

Girl Scouts are divided into four different age levels:

  • Daisy Girl Scouts (ages 5-6)
  • Brownie Girl Scouts (ages 6-8)
  • Junior Girl Scouts (ages 8-11)
  • Girls 11-17/ STUDIO 2B (ages 11-17)

Girl Scouts of Black Hawk Council, Inc., is chartered by Girl Scouts of the USA to provide Girl Scouting in all or parts of nine counties in south-central Wisconsin : Green, Dodge, Richland , Sauk, Columbia , Dane, Jefferson , Iowa , and Lafayette .

Black Hawk Council serves more than 9,000 girls and 2,000 adults from all socio-economic, ethnic, religious, rural and city populations.