Monday, March 12

Be prepared to Scout ahead

Happy 100th anniversary GSUSA!

Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on March 12, 1912 when Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Ga.

Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, in 1911 while she was living in Great Britain. When she returned to Savannah, Low called a distant cousin and said, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!"

The organization's original name of Girl Guides of America was changed to the Girl Scouts of the United States in 1913 and it was incorporated in 1915. It became the Girl Scouts of the United States of America in 1947, and was given a congressional charter on March 16, 1950.

Originally, most Girl Scout troops were segregated according to state and local laws and customs. The first known troop for African American girls was founded in 1917 in New York.

In the South, African American troops were 
unofficially founded in Tennessee in 1933, and the first official troop was founded in 1932 in Richmond, Va.

I am proud to say Momma's grandmother, mother, Momma, my Big Sister (and I!) are all Girl Scouts.

Once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout.

On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

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