The Girl Scout program was founded in 1912 and is for all girls ages 5 – 17, who make the Girl Scout Promise and accept the Girl Scout Law. An enthusiastic group of volunteers introduced the Girl Scout program in Cincinnati in 1916. The first African American troops were formed in Cincinnati in 1919. In 1965, the Cincinnati council merged with councils in Middletown and Indiana to form Great Rivers Council. In January 2008, the Cincinnati area council merged again, this time with councils in Dayton, Lima, and Toledo, Ohio to become Girl Scouts of Western Ohio.
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.