National Girl Scout Day

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Hey there, fellow cookie enthusiasts! Get ready to celebrate National Girl Scout Day with a big smile and a pocketful of Thin Mints! It's a day to honor those fearless little entrepreneurs in green uniforms who have mastered the art of selling delicious cookies and spreading joy. So, grab your sash, put on your beanie, and let's dive into the fascinating world of the Girl Scouts!

When is Girl Scout Day?

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

Discovering the Origins

Have you ever wondered how the Girl Scouts came to be? Well, let me take you on a journey through time and cyberspace! Back in 1912, a visionary named Juliette Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia. She wanted to provide young girls with the same opportunities as their male counterparts, and she did it with style! Little did she know that her initiative would turn into a worldwide movement empowering millions of girls.

Celebrating the Cookie Fever

Now, let's talk about the real stars of the show - those delectable Girl Scout cookies! Every year, these sweet treats take the nation by storm, tantalizing taste buds and emptying wallets in the name of supporting future leaders. From the iconic Thin Mints to the irresistible Samoas, these cookies are a delight that we eagerly await.

Girl Scouts in the Digital Age

Girl Scouts have not only embraced the power of face-to-face sales but have also taken the internet by storm! In the 21st century, you can now order your cookies online, browse through mouthwatering photos, and even track down your local troop using handy Scout finder apps. It's a whole new level of convenience for satisfying your cookie cravings!

History behind the term 'Girl Scout'


The Birth of Girl Guides

In 1912, the Girl Guide movement was founded in the United Kingdom by Robert Baden-Powell and his sister Agnes Baden-Powell. The movement was inspired by the success of the Boy Scouts and aimed to provide girls with similar opportunities for character development and outdoor activities.


The Start of Girl Scouts in the USA

In 1915, Juliette Gordon Low, an American woman inspired by the Girl Guide movement, founded the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Low's goal was to empower girls and promote their self-reliance, resourcefulness, and leadership skills.


The Official Formation of Girl Scouts of the USA

In 1917, the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) was officially established as a national organization. The headquarters was located in New York City, and the organization aimed to bring together all Girl Scout troops across the country under one unified structure.


Girl Scout Cookies Make Their Debut

In 1920, the Girl Scouts started selling cookies as a way to raise funds for activities and projects. The first cookies were handmade by the scouts themselves. This tradition has continued and evolved over the years, with millions of Girl Scout cookies sold annually.


Senior Girl Scouts Introduce the Golden Eaglet Award

In 1933, the Senior Girl Scouts, the highest level of Girl Scout program at the time, introduced the Golden Eaglet Award. This prestigious award recognized Girl Scouts who had demonstrated outstanding leadership, community service, and personal growth.


Formation of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts

In 1956, the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) was formed, bringing together Girl Guide and Girl Scout organizations from around the world. WAGGGS aims to promote international friendship, cooperation, and the development of girls and young women globally.


100 Years of Girl Scouting

In 2009, Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated its centennial anniversary, marking 100 years of empowering girls and young women. Girl Scouts continue to thrive, providing girls with opportunities to develop leadership skills, participate in outdoor adventures, engage in community service, and make lifelong friendships.

Did you know?

Did you know that the top-selling Girl Scout cookie is the Thin Mint? These minty delights account for a staggering 25% of all Girl Scout cookie sales! That's a lot of fresh breath and happy taste buds!


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First identified

12th March 2015

Most mentioned on

12th March 2021

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