Girl Scouts has been around over 100 years - 105 years to be exact. As the largest girl-led, girl only organization for girls K-12 that didn’t come easy for founder, Juliette Gordon Low. But after much persistent, courage, and confidence, Low was able to set the organization up for the success it has reached today.
Every October 31, Girl Scouts across the country reflect and pay tribute to the bold and courageous woman who started it all – Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low- who was born on this day in 1860. Determined to provide programming to girls that led them on new adventures and encouraged them to build new skills, Daisy started the first Girl Scout troop in 1912. During this time, women could still not legally vote, many women were not able to own property or even work outside the home. Low envisioned a Movement that would inspire girls to believe in their abilities, develop leadership skills, and build their courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.
Over the next decade, Daisy dedicated her life to recruiting and training volunteers and traveling to Europe to acquire materials and needed support the Girl Guides Movement. Just eight years after the Girl Scouts Movement was launched their membership had swelled to 82,000 members – with the thousands more wanting to join.
Today, Girl Scouts has over 2.6 million members and provides one-of-a-kind proven leadership deve...