Girl Scouts of America Celebrates 100 Years

By on Mar 12, 2012 in Education, United States, World Comments
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The Girl Scouts of America is celebrating its 100th year on March 12, 2012, based on reports by several international news sites. The centennial celebration of the Girl Scouts of America, commemorates Juliette Gordon Low‘s belief of building girls with courage, confidence and character of making a better world.

One hundred years ago, Low started Girl Scouts of America with an assembly meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia. She encouraged all girls to develop themselves physically, mentally, and spiritually for them to be ready outside the usual home environment and be equipped for community service.

With Low‘s leadership, girl scouts started hiking, camping, playing basketball, learning how to provide first aid and determine time by looking at the position of stars.

Reports say that Girl Scouts of America now has over 3.2 million member girls and adults spread in 90 countries. About 60 million women in the US today are reportedly former Girl Scout members.

Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts of America, said that the “100th anniversary is our moment in time to bring the nation together to make a difference in the lives of girls.” Chavez adds that “Girls represent an incredible resource for our country and Girl Scouts has always provided them a platform for success, and during our centennial we want everyone—men and women alike—to join us in making sure that every girl achieves her full leadership potential.”

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