About Us

Our Mission

Girl Scouting is a must have experience that builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Our Geographic Area

Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council is one of 112 Girl Scout councils nationwide. We serve 66 Kentucky counties and 1 Ohio county with regional offices and headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.

Fast Facts

  •       Over 14,000 girl members
  •       Over 4,400 adult member volunteers
  •       320 Lifetime members
  •       Over 35 employees
  •       Annual budget of $3,416,700
  •       24 member Board of Directors representing Northern, Eastern and South Eastern Kentucky

 

Girl Scout History

Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout Troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to 3.6 million girl members, and adult members working primarily as volunteers, throughout the United States. 

Gold Award

In 2013, 23 girls with Kentucky's Wilderness Road earned the Gold Award, the highest level of achievement for a Girl Scout.

Working Together

Our Coucil formed an historic partnership with the Kentucky Domestic Violence Association and the Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana to help girls stay safe in relationships, with a focus on anti-bullying for our youngest Girl Scouts.  

Cookie Program

Our Council sold more that 1,306,000 boxes of Girl Scout Cookies during the 2014 season.

Program Focus

  • Leadership
  • Adventure
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
  • Healthy Living
  • Anti-bullying