History

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“The work of today is the history of tomorrow and we are its makers.”
Juliette Gordon Low
Founder, Girl Scouts of the United States of America

On March 12, 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.

Within a few years, Daisy’s dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults. Girls at home and abroad participate in troops and groups in more than 92 countries through local Girl Scout councils and USA Girl Scouts Overseas.

Our Girl Scout history is rich and inspiring, we hope you explore more!