Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary

Juliette Low (center).

The Girl Scouts of the USA was formed on March 12, 1912. It was founded by Juliette Gordon Low who organized it after meeting Robert Baden-Powell who had started the Scouting movement a few years earlier. The Girl Scouts help to teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, and citizenship through their activities such as camping, community service and learning first aid. They earn awards (badges) by acquiring skills appropriate for their age level. The Girl Scout activity most familiar to the general public may be the annual sale of Girl Scout Cookies, which started in 1917 as a money earning opportunity for local troops. There are Girl Scout groups for girls from Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Happy 100th to all present and former Girl Scouts.