National Girl Scout Day

National Girl Scout Day

 

March 12, 2015 is National Girl Scout Day!

Did you know?

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.  At this first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, there were 18 girls present.  For these girls, Juliette Gordon Low organized enrichment programs, service projects and outdoor activities and adventures.   Since the time of the first meeting, Girl Scouts has grown to 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.”

 

Source: www.nationaldayoftheyear.com

 

Did you know?

**  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

Source: www.nationaldayoftheyear.com