We are Girl Scouts of West Central Florida (GSWCF). Just one year after Girl Scouts was founded in 1912, the second troop in the nation found its roots right here in Tampa at Hyde Park United Methodist Church (lucky us!). It all started when Juliette reached out to her close friend Jessamine Flowers Link, who too was a fearless blazer of trails. Jessamine eagerly took the reins and led Tampa’s first troop of nine girls to earn badges, go camping and help others—just as Girl Scouts do today!
The rest, as they say, is history.
Today, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida serves nearly 20,000 members across eight counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk and Sumter.