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Our Council

About Our Council

The Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM) is the provider of premier leadership experiences for girls. Our dedicated staff and program offerings make GSSEM the organization of choice for girls and their families, and for caring adults, who are committed to the Girl Scout Mission.

On January 1, 2009, as part of the national Girl Scout realignment movement, four Girl Scout councils in southeastern Michigan merged to create one high-capacity, high-performance council. Michigan Waterways, Metro Detroit, Macomb County-Otsikita, portions of Fair Winds, and portions of Huron Valley merged to become Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan (GSSEM).

We serve more than 32,000 girls and volunteers in Oakland, Macomb, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac and parts of Wayne, Monroe and Livingston Counties.

Our organization provides a girl-centered, fun-filled, quality leadership experience in partnership with mentoring adults that meets the needs of girls in a fast-changing world and ensures a lifelong connection with Girl Scouting. Partnered with the community and infused with the principles of inclusion and diversity, GSSEM is vital and strong and is the premier leadership organization for girls.

When a girl joins our membership she will:


Discover her values, skills, and the world around her


Connect with others in a multicultural environment


Take Action to make a difference in the world