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Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. She believed passionately that girls should be given the same opportunities as boys to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.

 

Juliette was a true trailblazer, and her visionary leadership created a strong foundation for the organization we would become:

  • Environmental Stewardship  She purchased a camp ten years before she purchased an office building.
  • Diversity and Inclusion   Integrated troops existed forty years before the Civil Rights Act was passed.
  • Global Citizenship   The International Council of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts was formed in 1919, the same year as the League of Nations.
  • Educational Enrichment   As early as 1913, aeronautics, and circuitry programming inspired girls to consider non-traditional careers.
  • Public Service   Young Girl Scouts volunteers in hospitals, grew vegetables, sold bonds, and collected peach pits for use in gas mask filters during World War I.