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About Our Council

About Our Council

Your girl is what Girl Scouts is all about. Her dreams, ideas, and ambition are our DNA.

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.


At Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM), our girls discover their passions, connect with their communities, and take action to make the world a better place.

With the help of our 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.

Council Structure

GSSEM provides the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE) to girls in southeastern Michigan.

Our Council is comprised of Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Lapeer, St Clair, Sanilac counties—as well as parts of Wayne, Monroe, and Livingston counties.

Read about the GSLE

National Council Realignment

GSSEM was created as part of GSUSA's council realignment.

On January 1, 2009, four Girl Scout councils in southeastern Michigan merged to create GSSEM, a high-capacity, high-performance Council. Pre-realignment, the four councils were Michigan Waterways, Metro Detroit, Macomb County-Otsikita, portions of Fair Winds, and portions of Huron Valley.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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.

GSSEM Council Map