One girl makes a difference; girls together are changing the world.
Girl Scouts changes the world by supporting the young women who will change it – who are already changing it:
In 2009, Girl Scout provided over 75 million hours of direct service to their communities. And this does not count time spent learning, training, traveling, or just having fun.
The contribution to society – from the local to the international level - represents 1.6 billion in girl-led projects with lasting results.
Our Alumnae are living proof on our impact.
For 100 years, Girl Scouts has done more than any other organization to provide leadership opportunities for girls.
At any given point in time, approximately 10 percent are Girl Scouts. Yet:
America’s most accomplished women in public service, business, science, education, the arts, and community life are Girl Scout Alumnae.
We are the largest girl-serving organization in the United States.
We are more than three million strong:
The rich diversity of our country is reflected in the multicultural mosaic of our membership:
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:
Girl Scout History
Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid. Within a few years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization was realized.