Girls Quest is an organization for girls founded in 1936 by Ruth Uarda Zirkle Kauth. The organization was created to enrich the lives of teen girls and to help them become active members of their communities and to reach their full potential. The girls enjoy outdoor education experiences, leadership training and they have year-round mentors. Girls Quest has helped over 300 disadvantaged girls from the New York and Catskills region for over 70 years. The girls ages are 8-17, and they participate in educational experiences that promote literacy, ecological awareness, teamwork, peer support and role-modeling, creative expression, problem solving, and leadership.