NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAY

NATIONAL GIRL SCOUT DAY

As part of Girl Scout Week, National Girl Scout Day is observed annually on March 12th.

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

 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.”

HOW TO OBSERVE

In honor of National Girl Scout Day, let’s celebrate all that the Girl Scouts have done to empower girls and what the organization has done for communities across the country.

For more information, see the official website:  Girl Scouts of the USA(GSUSA)

Use #NationalGirlScoutDay to post on social media.

HISTORY

 National Girl Scout Day commemorates the birthday of the Girl Scouts of America.  While individual troops and regions have celebrated the anniversary of this day, we were not able to identify when it became an annually observed national day.

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