Girl Scouts 100th Anniversary
On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, for a local 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, and studied first aid. Within a few years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization was realized.
Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.4 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. We invite you to learn about our robust organization and its rich history. From our willingness to tackle important societal issues, to our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness—Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere.
Now we are anxiously preparing to celebrate our 100th ANNIVERSARY!
In 2012, Girl Scouting will celebrate its 100th Anniversary! This milestone provides a unique opportunity to not only reflect on the tremendous contributions the Movement has made over the past 100 years, but also to rally support for the next century of Girl Scouts.
Download the 100 Ways To Celebrate Packet to find 100 ways to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting! To go along with the 100 Ways to Celebrate packet, we also have instructions for #51, #53, and #65 from the packet to help with your activities.
Create a remarkable experience for girls, families, volunteers, donors, staff, alumnae and corporate partners to celebrate our 100th anniversary. We will engage girls and volunteers in a few signature initiatives to realize our vision, as well as other projects that will help create remarkable experiences. We want to take the wonderful opportunity of celebrating 100 years of building leadership in girls to retain our current members, re-engage our valued alumnae, and bring new volunteers and donors into our Girl Scout family.