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Girl Scouts of Manitou is the largest girl-serving organization in the Lake Michigan western shoreline area. One in every three girls in every elementary school in the council is a Girl Scout – 4,000 Girl Scouts in all or parts of the counties of Calumet, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Ozaukee, Sheboygan, and Washington. More than half of those elementary aged Girl Scouts then continue in Girl Scouting through their middle school and high school years. All these Girl Scouts are guided by more than 1,300 adult members of the Girl Scouts of Manitou Council.

While the council maintains an office and Girl Scout shop, Petals to Patches, in Sheboygan, we have strong Girl Scouting in every community in the council. We are committed to ensuring that every Girl Scout in our council has an incredible experience.

Girl Scouts offers unique opportunities for girls to

  • to go on journeys that build courage,
  • to succeed at new activities that build confidence,
  • to give service to their community that builds a life-long a spirit of generosity.

Girl Scouting offers a wide array of activities so that when someone inquires of our Girl Scouts, “What did you do today?” the answer will be an inspiring mix of fun and purpose.

We operate two amazingly beautiful camps which are utilized year 'round for Girl Scout program, troop or group camping, summer camp, and as rental properties for the public to enjoy. From the stunning tree-filled rolling hills, lakes, and rivers to the modern facilities built to complement the natural surroundings, Camp Evelyn and Camp Manitou are a source of pride to both our members and to the many, many people in the communities within our council who donate time and money to maintain them for our Girl Scouts.

Imagine a new generation of leaders
Who lead in a new way, who lead by principle rather than pride, who step across barriers of class and race every day, who seek out the work that needs doing in the world, and who bring boundless energy to every challenge. They are today’s Girl Scouts.

“The work of today is the history of tomorrow, and we are its makers.”

Juliette Gordon Low
Founder, Girl Scouts of the USA