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

When you hear Girl Scouts, what do think of? Cookies! Yes, but there is so much more!

My daughter has been in Girl Scouts for about four years, and I have been her troop leader during that time.  Here are a few words from my nine year old daughter, explaining what it means to be a girl scout,

“A Brownie girl scout is all about being a sister to every Girl Scout, so as the Girl Scout law goes: I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, responsible for what I say and do, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every girl scout!”

“If you ever want to sign up for girl scouts there is always a spot open and if you love the yummy cookies they start in February and end in March, there are a ton of choices to choose from, so you better hurry up and get some, while we are still selling.”

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.  First troop meeting was in Savannah, Georgia, there were 18 girls present.  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.”

In honor of National Girl Scout  Week, let’s celebrate all that the Girl Scouts of the USA have done for our communities and all across the United States.

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