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- Why Girl Scouts?
Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for the world’s first 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, studied first aid, and much, much more.
Today, girls continue to broaden their horizons by exploring the wonders of science, learning about exciting career options, traveling the globe, and becoming responsible citizens by making a difference in the community through service and advocacy.
After nearly 100 years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization has been fully realized.
Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of nearly four million girls and adults and is part of a worldwide family of girls and adults in 136 countries through its membership in the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). More than 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae.
From our willingness to tackle important societal issues, to our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness, Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere. Girl Scouting offers girls grades K-12 the premier personal growth and leadership development experience.
- Read Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low's Biography and see how one visionary affected so many lives.
- Track the incredible journey of the Girl Scout Movement on Girl Scouts of the USA’s Timeline: Decade by Decade.
- For our 100th Anniversary, we have over 40 exhibits of Girl Scout history at libraries and museums throughout Greater Los Angeles. Click here to find a location near you!