Did you know that the month of March is National Women’s History Month? Today we celebrate Girl Scout Day, an organization that encourages young women to develop to their fullest potential as responsible citizens of the world.
On March 12, 1912 Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low created the first Girl Scout group in Savannah, Georgia. The Girl Scouts of USA was formed to encourage young girls across the nation to engage with the great outdoors and their local community through volunteer services. Their mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who will make the world a better place.
Currently, there are 2.8 million Girl Scouts and it is estimated that more than 59 million women in America today was a member of the Girl Scouts during their childhood. A few notable Girls Scouts that grew up to become successful and influential women within their industries include: Michelle Obama, Taylor Swift, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lisa Ling, Hillary Clinton, Dakota Fanning, Mariah Carey, Lucille Ball, Sandra Day O’Connor, Sally Ride, Martha Stewart, Barbara Walters, Sheryl Crow, Laura Bush, Gloria Steinem, and Venus Williams.
Here’s a creative award idea for our local Girl Scout Troop 4631