Girl Scout National Headquarters welcomes individuals, families, school groups and Girl Scout troops/groups to tour the facility and go behind the scenes of everyday Girl Scouting on a national level. See details below about our hours of operation and making reservations.
National HeadquartersJuliette Gordon Low moved the national headquarters to New York City in 1915. The address moved to various locations around NYC before finally settling in July 1992 to its current location at 420 Fifth Avenue.Tours of Girl Scouts of the USA are offered by appointment Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for groups of up to 50 people. Larger groups can be accommodated by special arrangement.
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Martin Luther King Day
Thanksgiving (2 days)
Christmas (2 days)
Tours are offered by appointment Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for groups up to 50 people. Larger groups can be accommodated by special arrangement. There is no charge for tours. Since 1992 Girl Scouts of the USA has been located at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018. The building entrance is on 37th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Please have photo ID ready for security and check in at the concierge desk in the building lobby at your designated appointment time. No appointment is needed to visit the Girl Scout Shop.
All tours of Girl Scouts National Headquarters must have reservations made at least two weeks in advance of your preferred tour date. Fill out the tour registration form (DOC) | (PDF) and e-mail it to email@example.com.
Focus groups with girls may be part of the GSUSA tour at 420 Fifth Avenue. Focus groups are a way to improve the content and design of new programs and resources being developed, and are a great way of getting feedback from girls, as well as giving them the opportunity to speak openly about what they want. These are interactive, open discussions where girls can speak their minds freely and provide their input and ideas on what they would like to see more of or less of and why. It's another aspect of what makes Girl Scouting a "girl-led" organization. If you would like your troop to be part of a focus group, check the box on the bottom of the tour registration form (DOC) | (PDF).
You can find information about New York City in the sources below. Also visit our Getaways page for information about events sponsored by StudentsLive and lodging offered by Hostelling International, both partners of GSUSA. Troops may also stay at a GSUSA-owned camp property located 40 miles north of New York City. See information about Camp Andre Clark (PDF).
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Here's an economical way to stay in New York with your troop: Hostelling International has a special Girl Scout discount for a group size of ten or more. You can also check out the Hostelling International Web site.
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For visitor information on New York City contact:
New York City Convention and Visitors Bureau
Two Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019