Learn about the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles and Arcadia Service Center
About Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, serves more than 33,000 girls in partnership with more than 17,000 adult members and volunteers throughout the communities of Los Angeles County, and parts of Kern and San Bernardino counties. GSGLA is the largest girl-serving nonprofit agency in Los Angeles, with programs in entrepreneurship, life skills, outdoor, and STE(A)M, building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Backed by the worldwide Girl Scouts movement that includes 1.5 million members and millions of alumnae, Girl Scouts in our council lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.
To learn more, visit www.girlscoutsla.org.
Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles operates two mountain camps and 16 multi-use centers that span the diverse communities of Los Angeles County and parts of San Bernardino and Kern Counties—and are available for rent year-round.
Arcadia is GSGLA’s newest multi-use center. It is one of five offices – which we call service centers – that span the county in the cities of Arcadia, Inglewood, Long Beach, Santa Clarita, and Upland. Each service center is home to the area’s welcoming staff and has a Girl Scout retail store, and several – including Arcadia – feature meeting spaces that are available for troops to rent at a very low rate.
Arcadia Service Center Features
- Main meeting space
- Juliette huddle room
- Girl Scout retail store
About Arcadia’s Grand Opening
- On September 13, Girl Scouts and their families, GSGLA leadership, and local dignitaries gathered to celebrate the grand opening of our newest community space in Arcadia.
- Though the space is new, Girl Scouts’ presence in Arcadia is not. Girl Scouts has a long, rich history in Arcadia and today, GSGLA serves 10K members in the area.
- Guests explored the beautiful, Pinterest-worthy meeting and collaboration space, shopped GS gear, and engaged in lively conversation between bites of freshly popped popcorn and ice cream bars.
- Daisies were frequently spotted holding hands unprompted, exemplifying the Girl Scout sisterhood.
- Older girls represented too – Senior Girl Scout Amanda E., who is a member of GSGLA’s robotics team and is currently pursuing her STEAM-focused Gold Award was in attendance, as well as Ambassador Alique T., who earned her Gold Award addressing the impact of social media on teen girls’ body image and mental health, earlier this year.
- GSGLA’s CEO, Theresa Edy Kiene, led a ribbon-cutting alongside select members of GSGLA leadership, Girl Scouts of all levels, and local dignitaries: Arcadia Mayor Paul Cheng, Arcadia Mayor Pro Tem April Velato, Arcadia Councilmember Michael Cao, Arcadia Councilmember Eileen Yang; representatives for Senator Anthony J. Portantino, LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger, County Assessor Jeff Prang, and theArcadia Chamber of Commerce.