With more than 1.7 million girls and 750,000 adults across the United States who believe in the power of every girl, Girl Scouts is 2.5 million strong.
GSSEM Girl Scouts discover their passions, connect with their communities, and take action to make the world a better place.
With the help of dedicated volunteers and community partners, we're able to provide our girls with a vast array of programming, exciting adventure opportunities, hands-on experiences, and much more.
Every day, our Girl Scouts gain confidence, overcome barriers, try new things, develop vital social skills, learn to embrace risks, take on challenges, and embark on adventures—all of which prepare them for success as the leaders of tomorrow.
GSSEM is comprised of nine counties in southeastern Michigan. It's geographiclly divided into 12 communties, which are subdivided into 32 service units.
Communities are made up of two to four service units and strongly emphasize local programs, events, and volunteer support. They're responsible for facilitating community-wide leadership opportunities and administrative duties.
Community-based experiences ensure that troop-affiliated and Juliette girls have the chance to participate in events, camps, series, and travel pathways.
GSSEM Service Units
Service units are the smallest components of our organization, and they specifically support the troop pathway. Each service unit consists of 40–60 troops and serves approximately 400–700 girls.
* Certain areas only; not the entire county.
GSSEM uses a cooperative leadership model and prioritizes our Girl Scouts' experience over anything else.
Our service delivery model provides girls with flexible ways to participate; when a girl joins Girl Scouts, she may join a troop or participate as a Juliette (i.e. individually registered member).
It also encourages adults to get involved and volunteer for specific, sustainable, and rewarding roles.
By combining and supporting these vital elements, the Girl Scout Movement will flourish for many, many years to come.
GSSEM was created as part of GSUSA's council realignment in 2009.
On January 1, 2009, several smaller Girl Scout councils in southeastern Michigan merged to form GSSEM, a high-capacity, high-performance council.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of GSSEM.
We value diversity in all its forms and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, alienage or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, disability, gender, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, public assistance, local human rights commission activity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
GSSEM does not tolerate discrimination by its staff, volunteers, members, partners, or participants.