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Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts! Reflecting on Our History

March 12, 2018

1467230865602As we celebrate Girl Scouts’ 106th birthday, we acknowledge the creation of the very first troop in Savannah, GA.  Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low invited a group of girls to a meeting and began teaching them the ten parts of the Law as they were stated at the time:  A Girl Scout is Honorable, Loyal, Useful, A Friend to All, Courteous, Pure, Kind to Animals, Obedient, Cheerful and Thrifty. Today, Girl Scouts take the lead in their homes, schools, and local communities in fidelity to these basic principles.

Daisy encouraged the girls to get outside and explore the outdoors, learn all about nature and be physically active, even creating a basketball court at her home so that girls could play freely in their own space. She donated her carriage house (what we would call a garage today) to serve as the first Girl Scout office. And to finance the books, patches and uniform pieces she deemed essential to Girl Scouting, she sold her pearls.

With boundless energy and an unfailing vision, our Founder advocated for girls. She refused to let her efforts be limited by her health, society’s expectations of girls and women or the word, “No.” Daisy’s fierce determination inspired others to carry on this important work, so that our Movement would grow from a handful of girls in her parlor in 1912 to more than 50 million alumnae a century later.

She extended her hand in sisterhood not only to her local community, but also to the world. After inviting Girl Guides and Girl Scouts to convene at our national training center, 26 countries around the globe sent delegates to Camp Edith Macy in 1926. Among the celebrations and folk dances, the delegates resolved to establish World Thinking Day, a tradition we uphold today. Daisy pushed for this conference as her final gift to the Movement, for she would pass away less than a year later.

While technology now connects people in a manner unthinkable in Daisy’s day, today’s girls grapple with the frantic pace of life and practically limitless choices for how to occupy their time. In the midst of this day-to-day frenzy, our Movement provides respite with a refreshing blend of outdoor fun, learning, sisterhood, and service opportunities. The “how” may have changed, but the “why” remains. Our Promise inspires all Girl Scouts to be honorable, helpful, service-minded and faithful to the Law.



Girl Scout Week is Almost Here!

February 26, 2018

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They say age is just a number, but we think we look good at 106 years old! Our birthday on March 12 marks the day that Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout troop in 1912, and it kicks-off our weekday Girl Scout Spirit Week campaign. This year Girl Scout Week will be held March 11-17, 2018, and we cannot wait to celebrate all things G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) for the sixth year!

Wondering how you can join in on the celebrations and unleash your inner G.I.R.L.? Look no further! We will be offering daily spirit activities that commemorate the Girl Scout Birthday and highlight what it means to be a Girl Scout in the world today. Juliette Gordon Low started our Movement to create girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place—this is the perfect time to show how you display these characteristics as a Girl Scout and as a girl-leader in your community!

Participate in the activities below as an individual or as a troop and don’t forget to share your photos, comments, and achievements with us on our council Facebook page. We’ll be giving away prizes and council gift cards all week long!

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It’s our birthday! Host a birthday party with your troop in honor of 106 years strong and celebrate the largest girl-led Movement in the world!


Unleash your inner go-getter by taking action to make the world a better place through an awesome community service project!


Calling all innovators! Today is the day to channel your creative thinking skills. Think up a cool STEM invention you’d create to help make the world a better place.


Show us what courage looks like to you! Share a fear you’ve faced, a challenge you’ve overcome, or a new activity you’ve tried with us or a fellow Girl Scout!


Today we’re all about leaders celebrating leaders – and troops celebrating troops! Write a letter or draw a picture to be delivered to military personnel with Operation Cookie Drop!

We are so excited to celebrate this exciting time and see what you accomplish during Girl Scout Week! Don’t forget to share your photos with us and don’t hesitate to unleash your inner Innovator and think of your own ways to celebrate Girl Scout Week this year!

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