By making a gift to the Friends of Girl Scouting annual campaign you are ensuring the Girl Scout experience continues to build our community’s next generation of leaders. Because of your support, Girl Scouts ensures that girls have the resources to learn, grow, and thrive. Funds from our Annual Campaign support the following:
We partner with other youth-serving organizations nonprofits, and local housing authorities to ensure girls in traditionally underserved or rural areas can participate in Girl Scouting at neighborhood centers, schools, shelters, and short-term housing facilities. Girls can receive scholarships that provide memberships, uniforms, and access to additional programming to ensure their Girl Scout experience is not hindered by their financial circumstances.
Any girl interested in the Girl Scout experience but is unable to pay the annual $25 national membership fee due to financial difficulty is supported through our annual fund. Girls must apply for membership assistance at the time of their membership registration.
Thoroughly trained, high-quality adult volunteers are our greatest asset in preparing girls to be the leaders of today and tomorrow. Your gift helps recruit and train adult volunteers as well as support adult recognition events and provide volunteer tools and resources.
Those who have experienced the magic of Girl Scout camp know it is an opportunity you never want to deny a girl. Summer is a time for fun, connection and exploration. Girls can learn hands on in a STEM lab, create and express in an arts camp or choose to ride horses and sleep under the stars. Our residential and day camps that provide these experiences should never be denied to a girl because of her inability to pay. Eliminate financial barriers for girls by designating your annual gift to our Campership fund.
Invest in Girl Scout Facilities
Girl Scouts of South Carolina—Mountains to Midlands is blessed with several properties that provide historical programmatic services and magical experiences. Continued investment in these properties is needed in order to ensure they continue to serve as magical places for all girls in the future. You can donate directly to one of our facilities below or to learn more about our capital and facility needs please contact Jody Jernigan, Chief Development Officer, at 803-687-1405 or via email
Cathy Novinger Girl Scout
The Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center is a 32,000-square- foot facility in Columbia serving as an incubator for leadership for young women across the council and beyond. The amazing facility boosts overnight housing, a healthy-living kitchen, an indoor rappelling and climbing wall, a STEM Lab, a business education center, an art studio and more! The center opened in 2019 and quickly became a favorite and desirable destination Girls and Troops. Support the Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center.
Camp Mary Elizabeth
Camp Mary Elizabeth is a beautiful, 56-acre camp in the middle of the Spartanburg community. Summer Day camp at this location includes traditional camp activities like hiking, swimming in the Junior Olympic size pool, games, archery, campfires, and skill building. Investments in maintenance and renovations are needed, so girls may enjoy camping, swimming, and exploring for years to come. Support Camp Mary Elizabeth
Camp Wabak is located near the SC/NC border in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains near Jones Gap State Park. It serves as the resident camp for the council and is open year-round. Since 1948, Camp WaBak has been serving girls with opportunities for unique outdoor experiences. Whether you are swimming in the pool, paddling in a canoe, building a fire, or hiking to new heights, there are more activities and adventures than you can imagine waiting for you at Camp WaBak. Support Camp WaBak.