Girl Scouts of the USA was chartered March 16, 1950 and today the organization has over 3.4 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
In 2004, Girl Scouts of the USA began a process to assure the future success and growth of Girl Scouts in the 21st Century. The Core Business Strategy included a nationwide realignment of Girl Scout councils.
As part of the realignment process, on October 1, 2007, Maine’s two legacy councils – Abnaki Girl Scout Council, and Girl Scouts of Kennebec Council – merged to become Girl Scouts of Maine. The result is a high capacity organization that serves girl and adult members statewide and offers an expanded list of programs and resources.