National Girl Scout day.

Today is National Girl Scout Day. When Sadie was in grade school she really enjoyed being a Brownie. When it was time for her to become a Junior, I volunteered to be her Leader. My wonderful friend, Lisa, was also the Leader with me. We had a great time making memories with our girls and the eight other little girls.

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.

  • 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

The aim of the Girl Scouts is that girls will develop to their full potential by pursuing four goals: developing their full potential; relating to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; developing a meaningful set of values to guide their actions and to provide for sound decision making: and contributing to the improvement of society.

Motto
“Be Prepared”

Slogan
“Do a Good Turn Daily”

“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.”

In honor of National Girl Scout Day, let’s celebrate all that the Girl Scouts of the USA have done for our communities and all across the United States.

 

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