Girl Scout Links
Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's largest organization dedicated to helping all girls everywhere build character and gain skills for success in the real world. In an accepting and nurturing environment, and in partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth that will serve them all their lives.
Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scouts' membership has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia, to nearly four million members throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts Overseas.
USA Girl Scouts Overseas – North Atlantic Girl Scout Shop
NEW! Online ordering has replaced the e-mail, telephone, and fax process for orders.
The shop is staffed from 8:30 until 16:30 to accept telephone inquiries +39-05054-7968.
to inquire about an order.
BECOME. BELONG. BELIEVE. BUILD.
Be a part of a national network of teens with STUDIO 2B.
Girl Scout Destinations
This is your chance to go somewhere new, do something different, and meet people from everywhere you can imagine. Find out more about the application process and how you can travel across your globe, learn new skills and experience the culture of new places. Get psyched for the time of your life.
French and US Holidays
At each stage of life vaccinations are necessary; please keep your Girl Health record up to date. Vaccine Information about vaccine-preventable diseases.
SVP Relocation - Relocation professionals
+33(0)6 11 21 81 68 - Sara
+33(0)6 14 42 26 99 - Muriel
14, rue Franklin 78100 Saint-Germain-en-Laye
SVP Relocation liaisons with French authorities, finds housing as well as schools and offers a wide range of services to individuals and families relocating in order to insure a smooth transition to the French lifestyle.
CaringBridge.org - Support
Free, personalized websites that support and connect loved ones during critical illness, treatment and recovery.
SOS Help - Crisis Line in English
Call 01 46 21 46 46
3 - 11pm every day
SOS Help is a listening service for English speakers in France. Whatever the problem, we are there to take your call every day from 3 to 11pm. If you are worried, anxious or confused... if you are feeling lonely or sad... if you are suicidal... it may help to talk things over. We can also provide practical information on dealing with problems you encounter as a foreigner in France.
SPRINT - Sharing Professional Resources, Ideas and New Techniques
SPRINT acts as a referral service and information source for English-speaking families with children who have special needs. It also provides a network of connections and information for English-speaking and bilingual professionals. There is a specialized library at the American Cathedral with a selection of books and articles on related topics. This collection is available by appointment only.
Useful Links in Paris
American Embassy in Paris
2 avenue Gabriel
Tel: 01 43 12 22 22
If you are an American citizen living in France and are interested in receiving regular security updates from the U.S. Embassy, please email them directly at
U.S. Embassy Consular Section
2 rue St. Florentin
75382 Paris Cedex 08
Tel: 08 99 70 37 00 (fee charged)
Fax: 01 42 86 82 91
Office of American Services
Tel: 01 43 12 22 22 (switchboard) or Ext: 4942/ 4701
American Hospital of Paris
63 boulevard Victor Hugo
Tel: 01 46 41 25 25
Fax: 01 46 24 49 38
American Library in Paris
10 Rue du Général Camou
Tel: 01 53 59 12 60
UNESCO – United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014, DESD)
In December 2002, resolution 57/254 on the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and UNESCO was designated as lead agency for the promotion of the Decade.
The Decade aims to integrate the values inherent in sustainable development into all aspects of learning to encourage changes in behaviour, which will enable a more viable and fairer society for everyone. During this decade, education for sustainable development will contribute to preparing citizens better equiped to face the challenges of the present and the future, and decision-makers who will act responsibly to create a viable world. Thus, five kinds of fundamental learning will be enhanced: learning to know, learning to do, learning to be, learning to live together, and learning to transform oneself and society.
AARO – Association of Americans Resident Overseas
Founded in 1973, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas (AARO) is a not-for-profit, non-partisan, public service organization representing United States citizens living abroad.
Membership fee applies.
AAWE – Association of American Wives of Europeans
AAWE was founded in 1961 to protect the citizenship rights of Americans married to Europeans and the children of these bicultural and bilingual families. AAWE promotes American culture in this context and assists in resolving needs specific to its permanent resident membership.
Membership fee applies.
AOMDA – American Overseas Memorial Day Association
Founded in 1920, the Association's principal activity is arranging and financing ceremonies on Memorial Day at U.S. military cemeteries in Europe. Also arranges for the placing of American flags on the graves of all American veterans buried in local cemeteries in Europe.
Membership fee applies.
FAWCO – Federation of American Woman's Clubs Overseas
FAWCO serves as a support network for members living and working abroad and is particularly active in concerns and issues of overseas Americans, education, environmental awareness, health, human rights, and women's and children's rights in particular.
MESSAGE – Mother Support Group
MESSAGE Mother Support Group is a support and contact group for English-speaking parents and parents-to-be living in Paris and the surrounding suburbs. We have approximately 1600 members and offer a means of contact, activities and information to expectant women, new mothers, their partners and their families.
Membership fee applies.
Mona Bismarck Foundation
34 avenue de New York
Tel: +33 (0) 1 47 23 38 88
Fax: +33 (0) 1 40 70 02 99
The Mona Bismarck Foundation promotes artistic, literary, scientific and educational activities, particularly those which further Franco-American friendship. The Center also houses a library dedicated to the study of American history and culture.
Culture and Entertainment
American Center France
The objective of the American Center France is to build synergy between institutions promoting Franco-American friendship. We define Franco-American friendship in the broadest sense, from culture to politics, and from heritage to trade. We present such institutions as: foundations, think tanks, associations, and exchange organizations. The site is intended to serve as a space for advocates of Franco-American friendship to meet across generations and across the Atlantic, in both French and in English.
The American Clubs is editing a weekly Newsletter gathering most of the Franco-American events taking place in France.
Council for the English Speaking Community (CESC)
CESC, the Council for the English Speaking Community in Paris, is an informal organization for the exchange of news and information between more than a hundred English-speaking service groups and associations in the Paris region. - No membership fee.
EnjoYourParis brings together foreigners, Parisians and French from surrounding provinces to enhance everybody’s Paris experience. Activities are varied giving you the opportunity to discover the Paris of Parisians or rediscover Paris in a new way - meet people and learn about French and other cultures alike while communicating in your native language. - No membership fee.
Jambville – Life within wide open nature
Château de Jambville
Tel: +33 (0)1 34 75 40 84
Over a weekend or to live a week long camp, or more le Château de Jambville and the Scouts and Guides de France will be highly pleased to welcome you in their activity and training center. Jambville an outstanding fully walled and safe site offers over a hundred acres of open nature, and provides wide spaces for discoveries, games and campfires!