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Girl Scouts Celebrates 105 Years of Building Girls of Courage, Confidence, and Character

Starting March 12, 2017 Girl Scouts will kick off a week of celebrations commemorating 105 years of a Movement dedicated to building strong and empowered female leaders. Over the past century, Girl Scouts is and has remained the preeminent organization for girls, dedicated to helping girls discover their potential and unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker and Leader) while making the world a better place. 

Girl Scouts was founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912, when she gathered 18 girls in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia with a goal of preparing them to change the world. The original G.I.R.L., Low founded the organization before women in the United States had the right to vote, and sparked a worldwide Movement of girl empowerment. Every March, the 2.7 million girls and volunteers active in Girl Scouts nationally commemorate the Girl Scout birthday by celebrating all that they have accomplished through Girl Scouts, and invite others to do the same. 

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines believes all girls have the ability to accomplish any idea, goal, or skill that she sets her mind to, and provides her with the tools, resources, and leadership training to help make those dreams a reality. As Girl Scouts, girls tackle new challenges with determination and grit, and use their creativity to problem solve and innovate. Girl Scouts take risks and try new things despite failure or fear, and through hands-on experiences, learn to lead with empathy, strength, and determination. These traits define a Girl Scout, and are possible for every girl regardless of their age, socioeconomic status, or background.  

Girl Scout Week serves as an annual opportunity to remind society that when we invest in girls, they change the world. Girl Scouts invites girls across the state of North Carolina to celebrate how they are a G.I.R.L. in their lives alongside the organization, as we work together to build the next generation of female leaders. With Girl Scout alumni serving as businesswomen, senators, astronauts, and more, Girl Scouts has a long history of preparing girls for everyday leadership and helping them build the future they’ve always imagined.

Every girl has the ability to thrive as a Girl Scout — they just have to get started. Learn more about Girl Scout Week, how girls are making a difference as G.I.R.L.’s, and how to join the Movement on    

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