I joined the Girl Scouts when I was in the 5th grade. It was such a wonderful experience being in an organization that helped me to see the benefits of helping other people at all times and to obey the Girl Scout Law. Although I don’t have that little green dress, with that big yellow bow and green beret, I managed to find my green sash with my gold Girl Scout pin and badges that my mother kept for me. It was the one the little girl second to the far left is wearing on the photo above.
Today, the Girl Scouts celebrate their 103rd birthday. March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.
Today is the 103rd birthday of the Girls Scouts of the USA. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the Girl Scouts first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop mentally, physically and spiritually. Bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and open air was the goal of the organization. Girl Scouts did a myriad of outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, playing basketball, telling time by the stars and even studied first aid.
According to girlscouts.org,
The National Program Portfolio has two main parts – the National Leadership Journeys and the all new The Girl’s Guide to Girl Scouting. Complemented by the Girl Scout Cookie program, Girl Scout travel and Girl Scout awards, the National Program Portfolio is designed to help girls develop as leaders and build confidence by learning new skills. It also ensures that Girl Scouts at every level are sharing a powerful, national experience—girls together changing the world!
Today, over 3.2 million girls and adults are members of the Girl Scouts of the USA. More than 59 million women in the United States are Girl Scout alumnae.