As part of Girl Scout Week, National Girl Scout Day on March 12th honors the history and legacy of Girl Scouting in America each year.
Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on this day, March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting. At this first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, there were 18 girls present. For these girls, Juliette Gordon Low organized enrichment programs, service projects, and outdoor activities and adventures. Since the time of the first meeting, Girl Scouts has grown to over 3.7 million members.
I started as a Brownie and stayed 15 years. The program helped prepare me for life. Everything from nature and camping to car maintenance and Cookie sales. I’m so proud to see the tradition continue through my friends daughters and now my niece’s.
Growing up as a Girl Scout I’m still supporting them with my Cookie purchases ever year. Yes, they are expensive but, it’s how the girls both achieve goals and fund thier experiences. So here’s to Mary Faith, and Felicity as they continue this journey.
- The organization’s original name was the Girl Guides of America
- By 1920 there were close to 70,000 members
- By 1930 there were over 200,000 members
- In 2005 there were over 3.7 million members
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“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.”
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGirlScoutDay
Celebrate all that the Girl Scouts have done to empower girls and what the organization has done for communities across the country.
- Support your local troops.
- Learn more about the Girl Scout organization and its impact on girls and young women.
- Share your experience with girl scouting.
- Volunteer to be a leader.
For more information, see the official website: Girl Scouts of the USA(GSUSA)
Use #NationalGirlScoutDay to post on social media.