2277 Executive Dr
Lexington KY 40505
Contact Information
Address 2277 Executive Dr
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone (859) 293-2621
Fax 859 299-3692
Contact Name Kim Danker
Web and Social Media
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1964
Former Names
Girl Scouts - Wilderness Road Council
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer

Imagine what an entire generation of girls can do, given confidence, skills and preparation to lead! 

1. Give Now using our online donation page.

2. Join The BRIDGE Society Monthly Giving Circle

You can change the world one girl at a time and start in your own community. Simply choose to make a monthly contribution to the Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road and start changing the world today! By joining the BRIDGE Society you are investing in girls to be brave, responsible, inspired, determined, generous and empowered.

3. Mail your tax-deductible contribution to 

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road 
2277 Executive Drive
Lexington, KY 40505.

Does your employer match charitable donations? If yes, ask your employer to match your donation to the Girl Scouts.

4. Sponsor or Attend an Event

Below are a few opportunities available for direct sponsorship. If you would like to discuss ways to get involved please contact Ethan Smith at 859-293-3621 ext. 240 or at

  • GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math and Science)
  • Robotics Workshops
  • Financial Literacy Workshops
  • Anti-bullying Program Training
  • Leadership Awards Ceremony
  • Summer Camp

5. Give Stock

If you donate shares of appreciated stock, you receive two additional benefits for your generosity: a tax deduction for the total value of your gift, and no capital gains tax on the additional money you made from the appreciation of the stock. Plus, your contribution has a value to Girl Scouts now that is far greater than the price you paid for the stock originally.

6. Give a Bequest or a Planned Gift

As you consider your estate plan options, remember that you can include Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road in your planning.

7. Give in Honor or Memory of a Special Person

Remember a loved one or honor a special event in the life of someone dear to you, such as a birthday or a graduation, by making a gift to Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road in his or her name.

Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

Today’s effective leaders stress collaboration, inclusion, and a commitment to improving the world around them. Girls themselves tell us that a leader is defined not only by the qualities and skills she hones but also by how she uses those skills and qualities to make a difference in the world—to achieve transformational change!

Background Statement
Founder Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scouts membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to 3.6 million girl members, and adult members working primarily as volunteers, throughout the United States.
For more than 100 years, Girl Scouts has been preparing girls to be responsible, contributing members and leaders in their communities. Today, Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road is one of 112 Girl Scout councils nationwide serving 66 Kentucky counties and 1 Ohio county with regional offices and headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky.
Girl Scouts is the leading authority on the personal and social development of girls. Girl Scouts is using its expertise to create a refreshed approach for what girls do in Girl Scouting, how they do it, and how they will benefit. This new Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering their values and abilities, connecting with others and taking action to make the world a better place.
Impact Statement

Your investment brings STEM education, healthy living initiatives, and bullying prevention programs to girls in your community. You invest in girls like Briana. Briana recently earned her Girl Scout Gold Award with her project to lessen animal hunger in her community. To do so, Briana connected with the her local Humane Society and her school Beta Club, organized a semi-annual food drive, and raised awareness of animal hunger through public speaking events.

Of her experience Briana said, “I think that overall, my Girl Scouting experience has helped to boost my confidence and gave me the courage to lead this project, speak in front of groups of people, and ask for donations. I felt a huge sense of responsibility trying to meet my goals and be successful.”


Savannah, a Girl Scout Ambassador also comments on her Girl Scout experience, "I feel truly blessed to have been a part of Girl Scouts for 13 years now and I will be forever thankful for all I have learned through Girl Scouts. I wouldn't be the person I am today if it were not for this program. I hope to see more girls involved, learning the lessons that will change their lives, and make them into amazing young women of courage, confidence, and character.”


Not only does your investment help girls like Briana and Savannah have positive, life-changing experiences through Girl Scouting, you can also make Girl Scouts possible for many other girls and young women who could otherwise not afford to have a Girl Scout experience. In 2015, 1,720 girls participated in Girl Scouts through our community scholarship program.
Needs Statement
Kentucky ranks 6th in childhood obesity, 6th in heart disease and 7th for Type II diabetes.  Girl Scouts provides Healthy Living programs that teach girls how to exercise, eat healthy, and live well.
Kentucky ranks 47th in number of degrees awarded in science, engineering and math. Fewer than 25% of STEM careers are held by women. ·More than 1,500 girls participated in an education initiative including more than 15 STEM events through Girl Scouts.
Fewer than 65% of Kentucky children learn financial literacy from their parents. ·Nearly 10,000 girls learned money management, goal setting and budgeting through the nationally recognized Girl Scout cookie program.
More than 50% of Kentucky’s children are either bullied at school or are bullies. ·Girl Scouts provides a safe place for girls to develop healthy relationships and learn options for dealing with uncomfortable situations. Girl Scouts is also leading the way to creating a generation where bullying will not be viewed as the norm through strategic partnerships and programming for elementary and middle school girls.
Parents overwhelmingly believe that outdoor adventure programs help their children build self-confidence, self-esteem and social skills while making friends in a safe environment; however, only 16.2% of children have the opportunity to participate in outdoor adventures. More than 3,400 girls participated in outdoor adventure programs in 2015 including summer camp, sailing, hiking, repelling and rock climbing.
With your help, Girl Scouts changes these outcomes for girls, one troop experience, one science experiment, one cookie at a time.
Geographic Areas Served
Boone County
Kenton County
Campbell County
Grant County
Gallatin County
Owen County
Pendleton County
Bracken County
Anderson County
Bath County
Bourbon County
Boyle County
Boyd County
Breathitt County
Bell County
Carter County
Clark County
Clay County
Clinton County
County Casey
Elliott County
Estill County
Fayette County
Fleming County
Floyd County
Franklin County
Garrard County
Greenup County
Harlan County
Harrison County
Jackson County
Jessamine County
Johnson County
Knott County
Knox County
Laurel County
Lawrence County
Lee County
Leslie County
Letcher County
Lewis County
Lincoln County
Madison County
Magoffin County
Martin County
Mason County
McCreary County
Menifee County
Mercer County
Montgomery County
Morgan County
Nicholas County
Owsley County
Perry County
Pike County
Powell County
Pulaski County
Robertson County
Rockcastle County
Rowan County
Scott County
Pike County
Whitley County
Wolfe County
Girl Scouts of Kentucky's Wilderness Road Council serves 66 counties of central, eastern and northern Kentucky and one county in Ohio.
Board Chair
Board Chair Eileen O'Brien
Company Affiliation Stoll Keenon Odgen
Term Apr 2017 to Apr 2019
Board Members
Jaclyn Badeau Tempur-Pedic North AmericaVoting
Carol Beirne Northern Kentucky UniversityVoting
Karen Bowie LGE-KUVoting
Melinda Crowe The Herald LeaderVoting
Diane Curry Community VolunteerVoting
Susan Douglas GSKWRCExofficio
Anne Elizabeth Forker Teen Girl ScoutNonVoting
Karen Greenwell Partner at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLPVoting
Courtney Hamptom McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and KirklandVoting
Ryan Kelsch E.S. Barr & CompanyVoting
Sandra McCain LexmarkVoting
Michael McKeown Huff RealtyVoting
Eileen O'Brien Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC
Susie Patrick LM CommunicationsVoting
Kathleen Regan AMEC EnvironmentVoting
Barb Thompson LexmarkVoting
Natlie Warren Teen Girl ScoutNonVoting
David Williams CBA PharmaVoting
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 22
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 17
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 64%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 95%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 16%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Youth Board Members
Additional Boards: Youth Board Members
Amanda Osborne Community Volunteer
Melinda Shay Community Volunteer
CEO Comments A
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Susan Douglas
Term Start July 2014
Full Time Staff 39
Part Time Staff 5
Volunteers 3012
Contractors 0
Retention Rate 68%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 39
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 4
Female 40
Unspecified 0
Senior Staff
Title Chief of Staff
Title Director of Youth Services
Title Human Resources Director
Title Volunteer Development Director
Title Product Sales Director
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly
NonManagement Formal Evaluation Yes
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Quarterly

Girl Scouts of Kentucky’s Wilderness Road serves 10,000 girls in kindergarten through high school and 3,012 adults in 66 counties in Kentucky. Girl Scouting is a nonformal, experiential, and cooperative education program that promotes girls’ personal growth and leadership development. Our Girl Scouts Pathways offer flexible participation options, including troops, community scholarship programs, events and camp. Our focus areas include financial literacy, STEM, healthy living, and bullying prevention.


Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Description The Girl Scout Cookie Business serves a much larger purpose as an entrepreneurial and financial literacy program for girls. Through the "Learning By Earning" Girl Scout Cookie Sale, Girl Scouts learn 5 essential business skills: goal-setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. And when a Girl Scout learns these skills, she’ll be poised for success in any career. More than 6,300 Girl Scouts in central, eastern and northern Kentucky benefit annually from the Girl Scout entrepreneurial and financial literacy program and sell over 1 million boxes of cookies. The Girl Scout Cookie Business is also the largest all female led business in the world.
Category Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served , ,
Girl Scouts is a significant leader in our commitment to improve education outcomes in and out of the classroom through girl-led, experiential STEM programs. Girl Scout STEM programs include a variety of learning experiences that help girls understand the importance of science, technology, engineering and math in their everyday lives and to begin seeing themselves as future scientists, engineers and mathematicians.

Girls may learn about energy by building a circuit or a wind-propelled car to race in the Windy 500. To learn about forensics, girls extract DNA from a banana and analyze fingerprints and body language. Girls learn how to design, build and program a LEGO robot and learn how to use a GPS unit to find pre-determined coordinates to lead them to a treasure (geocaching).


Population Served , ,
Girl Scout age-appropriate bullying prevention programs help girls recognize bullying behaviors, identify characteristics of healthy relationships, practice inclusion of others and provide girls with the tools they need to prevent and stop bullying in their schools, neighborhoods and communities.

Green Dot for Kids, Girl Scout Edition
, developed by Dr. Dorothy Edwards, is tailored to meet the social skills development of girls 5-8.
Agent of Change, challenges 4th and 5th grade Girl Scouts to develop a Take Action project to alleviate bullying.


BFF (Be a Friend First) is an award-winning Girl Scout bullying-prevention initiative for middle school girls. Girls talk about issues like peer pressure, stereotyping, gossip and cliques.



Population Served , ,

Girls Scouts is taking a leading role in improving health outcomes for girls in our communities. By combining our girl-led, all-girl learning environment, our unique national program model and curriculum, our unparalleled delivery infrastructure, and our proven expertise in working with volunteer community partners, we are able to offer healthy living experiences to girls in underserved communities. More than 3,100 girls have participated in our healthy living programs since 2011.


Girl Scouts Get Moving! combats childhood obesity by providing health and fitness experiences that encourage Girl Scouts to get active, eat better and create a path toward a healthier life. Girls learn how to make healthy snacks and they learn fun, active games to get their bodies moving. Each one hour session includes 15 minutes of physical activity to help girls meet the recommended 60 minutes per day. While weight loss is not a goal of the program, these activities will help girls learn how to maintain a healthy weight. Girls also learn about the serious health risks of being overweight. Parents receive health information and tools to engage them in their daughter’s learning.

Girl Scouts Get Moving! combines research-based, age-specific Girl Scout educational curriculum with up-to-date research findings and federal recommendations about nutrition and physical activity from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. In 2013, Girls Scouts developed a partnership with the American Heart Association and Kentucky One Clinic to provide heart healthy activities for girls.  

Category Youth Development, General/Other
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years), ,
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted July 2011
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Oct 01, 2016
Fiscal Year End Sept 30, 2017
Projected Revenue $3,404,391.00
Projected Expenses $3,421,368.00
Endowment Value $234,286.00
Detailed Financials
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Revenue$3,427,957$3,472,100$2,920,496
Total Expenses$3,427,957$2,832,336$2,641,065
Revenue Less Expenses$0$639,764$279,431
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$8,585
Individual Contributions$151,165$210,794$56,563
Investment Income, Net of Losses$47,358$50,512$24,468
Membership Dues------
Special Events$6,970$5,263$10,895
Revenue In-Kind--$7,725--
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,045,254$2,558,027$2,333,349
Administration Expense--$149,622$194,213
Fundraising Expense$131,120$124,687$113,503
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.231.11
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%90%88%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue52%37%67%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$7,783,119$7,566,884$7,205,157
Current Assets$4,896,871$4,727,267$4,179,124
Long-Term Liabilities$77,840----
Current Liabilities$443,568$583,447$757,327
Total Net Assets$7,261,711$6,983,437$6,447,830
Form 990s
2016 2016 990
2016 2016 990
2015 990-2015
2014 Form 990
2013 990
2012 990
2011 990
2010 990
2009 990
2008 990
2007 990
Audit Documents
2016 Audit
2015 Audit
2013 Audit
2012 Audit
2011 Audit
2010 Audit
2009 Audit
2008 Audit
2007 Audit
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
Address 2277 Executive Dr
Lexington, KY 40505
Primary Phone 859 293-2621
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Susan Douglas
Board Chair Eileen O'Brien
Board Chair Company Affiliation Stoll Keenon Odgen