Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts! On March 12, Girl Scouts of the USA celebrated its 105th birthday – and the many ways our girls have made the world a better place.
It all started back in 1912 with one woman, Juliette Gordon Low, who believed in the power of every girl to make a difference. On that fateful March day, Juliette called her cousin and announced, "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!"
That first year, Juliette served 18 girls in Savannah. Today, Girl Scouts has 1.9 million girl and 800,000 adult members. There are an estimated 59 million living Girl Scout alumnae, and there are Girl Scouts or alumnae in every zip code in the United Stated. Isn’t the power of girls amazing?!
Juliette Gordon Low envisioned an organization that would prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character – and we live this dream every day. I hope you and your Girl Scouts spend some time this month thinking about our shared history and looking ahead to an even brighter future.