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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.

Girl Scouts has grown from 18 members in Savannah, Georgia to 3.7 million members throughout the United States, including U.S. territories, and in more than 90 countries through USA Girl Scouts overseas. This represents a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae.


Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia
In 1913, The Girl Scouts of the Commonwealth of Virginia began with Troop #1 in Highland Springs, Virginia. In its 99th anniversary year, GSCV continues to build upon Juliette Gordon Low’s legacy ensuring that the Girl Scout Movement is situated to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.