National Girl Scouts Day

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Get ready to earn your badge in National Girl Scouts Day! On this special day, we celebrate all the hardworking, cookie-selling, adventure-seeking girls who are part of the amazing Girl Scouts organization. So grab your sash, put on a brave face, and let's dive into the exciting world of Girl Scouts!

When is Girl Scouts Day?

It's national girl scouts day on the 12th March.

What is National Girl Scouts Day?

March 12th is recognized as National Girl Scouts Day to honor the incredible organization that has been empowering young girls for over a century. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts have provided a safe and inclusive environment where girls can develop leadership skills, foster friendships, and make a positive impact in their communities.

From camping adventures and outdoor activities to skill-building workshops and community service projects, Girl Scouts offers a myriad of opportunities for girls to learn, grow, and have a whole lot of fun along the way!

The History of Girl Scouts

The story of Girl Scouts began with one determined woman - Juliette Gordon Low. Inspired by her own experiences and the desire to create an organization for girls, she gathered a group of 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, and started what would become a worldwide movement.

Since its inception, the Girl Scouts has grown into a global sisterhood, with millions of members across the United States and in numerous countries around the world. Through their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law, these young girls grow into confident leaders who make a difference in their communities and beyond.

How to Celebrate National Girl Scouts Day

Celebrating National Girl Scouts Day is as easy as eating a box of delicious Girl Scout cookies (or two!). Support the organization by purchasing these iconic treats and savor every bite while knowing that your sweet tooth is contributing to the development of future leaders.

Another fantastic way to celebrate is by volunteering your time with a local Girl Scout troop. They always need enthusiastic and passionate individuals to lead activities, share their skills, and mentor young girls.

And if you were once a Girl Scout yourself, take this day as an opportunity to reconnect with your fellow troop members and reminisce about the fun memories and life lessons you gained through your Girl Scout journey.

Did You Know?

In 2019, a record-breaking 100 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies were sold across the United States. That's enough to satisfy even the most voracious cookie monsters!

History behind the term 'Girl Scouts'


Formation of Girl Guides

In 1909, Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts, organized the Girl Guides in the United Kingdom. This organization aimed to provide young girls with opportunities for outdoor activities, character development, and community service. The term 'Girl Guides' was initially used to refer to these young girls.


Introduction of the term 'Girl Scouts'

In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low, an American socialite, founded the first Girl Guides group in the United States, which she named 'Girl Scouts of America.' Juliette wanted to empower young girls and challenge traditional gender roles by providing them with outdoor experiences and teaching practical skills. This was the introduction of the term 'Girl Scouts' to describe the American counterpart of the Girl Guides.


The merger into 'Girl Scouts of the United States of America'

In 1913, Juliette Gordon Low merged her organization with another group, the 'Girl Scouts of America,' led by Anna E. Hall. This merger formed the 'Girl Scouts of the United States of America,' establishing a national organization.


Formation of the official 'Girl Scout' term

In 1917, the term 'Girl Scout' became the official title for members of the organization. This unified term represented all girls involved in the movement and became recognized nationwide.


Incorporation of African American girls

In 1950, the Girl Scouts of the USA started officially integrating African American girls into the organization. This important step marked a significant milestone in promoting diversity and inclusiveness within the Girl Scouts.


Admission of disabled girls

In 1992, the Girl Scouts of the USA implemented a policy to admit girls with disabilities. By doing so, they demonstrated their commitment to ensuring equal opportunities and accessibility for all girls, regardless of physical or cognitive abilities.

Did you know?

In 2019, a record-breaking 100 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies were sold across the United States. That's enough to satisfy even the most voracious cookie monsters!


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12th March 2015

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12th March 2021

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