USA GirlScouts Overseas-West Pacific (USAGSO- WP) is an overseas location of Girl Scouts of the USA. Headquartered at Camp Zama, Japan, there is a satellite location in Okinawa. USAGSO-WP serves American girls of military families and international communities throughout Japan, Okinawa and South Korea. Over 1,483 Girl Scouts and 750 adults are members of USAGSO-WP.
USAGSO is chartered by the Federal Government with Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 1015.9, establishing the Girl Scout Program overseas.
USAGSO-WP consists of volunteer-led Overseas Committees that provide direct services to girls, the volunteers that work with them, in their local communities. Girl Scouts has been a part of the lives of military families in the West Pacific for 60 years. Our girls actively participate in bi-lateral host nation programs that are robust, popular and effective. Oversees Communities are located on the following military bases:
Camp Zama, Atsugi, Yokota, Yokosuka, Misawa, Sasebo, Iwakuni, Camp Foster, Camp Courtney, Kadena, Kinser, Camp Humphries, Osan, Seoul, and Daegu.
Governance oversight is a twelve member board of directors comprised of senior level military leadership, corporate and community volunteers representing Japan, Okinawa and South Korea. The Board ensures the best possible program for overseas girls. Three CONUS hired Girl Scout professionals and an administrative support team provides technical assistance, consultation and training to volunteers.
What We Do
In Girl Scouting, girls develop their leadership potential through activities that enable then to discover their values, skills, and the world around them; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and take action to make a difference in the world. Girl Scouting Overseas eases the transition for military and Department of Defense Families moving to a different culture by offering the familiar state-side traditions and opportunities which cultivate resiliency. Girl Scouting provides a sense of security and consistency during that time of change and transition for girls and their families.