Happy Birthday Girl Scouts – # 104 years! This week March 6 – 12 is Girl Scout Week because March 12 commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. It’s also known as National Girl Scouts Day, #GirlScoutsDay.
Read more about the inspiring story online: Girl Scouts History and consider taking a day trip to New York City to The Girl Scout National Historic Preservation Center, a department at Girl Scout Headquarters in NYC which includes a Girl Scout Museum and Archives.
“Did You Know?”:
– 18 girls eager to go camping and play basketball accepted Juliette Low’s invitation to join the first troop in 1912
– Shortly after Girl Scouts produced its own girl’s magazine called The American Girl not to be confused with another started later in 1998 by a different company we all know
– When was the first cookie sale? (don’t take for granted the start of Thin Mints and now even ice cream! 🙂
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place! So show your Girl Scout pride and wear your pearls today in honor of Girl Scout birthday.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut
340 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Phone – 860-522-0163