Celebrate Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary!
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. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA is a robust organization with a rich history.
2012, marks 100 years of Girl Scouting in the U.S. The goal of our celebration is to achieve, in five years, a generational leap in opportunities for girls. Through this once-in-a-lifetime historical milestone, we will ensure that every girl in this generation will have the opportunity and the tools and the access she needs to reach her fullest potential. This is our to promise to girls. This is THE YEAR OF THE GIRL!
Troop Events & Activities
Save these dates! More details coming soon!
| ||March 12||Sunset Celebrations|
| ||March 14||Girl Scouts Day at Bloomingdales|
| ||March 31||Forever Green - Lights Out for Girl Scouts|
| ||April 28||Beach Clean-up|
| ||May 12||Operation Thin Mint Send-off|
| ||May 19||Girl Scouts Bridging and Alumnae Celebration|
| ||June 16||Gold Awards Ceremony|
| ||August 18||Leading the Way Volunteer Conference & Awards|
| ||August 25||Camp Reunion|
| ||September 14||Urban Campout annual fundraiser|
| ||October 7||New Day 5K Run/Walk & Health Expo|
| ||October 20||Feed Our Neighbors Food Drive|
| ||October 31||Juliette Gordon Low Birthday|
| ||March 11-12||Sunrise and Sunset Celebrations -- to welcome the new Century of Girl Scouting (all across the country)|
| ||March 12 -October 31||The Greatest Girl Scout Hike -- Join sister Girl Scouts in the hiking the entire Appalachian Trail in bits and pieces. (pick a section of the trail to hike)|
| ||June 9||Rock the Mall -- 100th Anniversary Sing-Along on the National Mall in Washington D.C.|
| ||June 23-24||Liberty State Park Event -- two-day event to include a concert, fireworks, sleepovers|
| ||June 24-29||Centennial Camporee -- Fort Stewart, GA, just outside of Savannah|
Were you a daisy, brownie, junior, cadette, senior or ambassador Girl Scout at anytime in your life? Or a volunteer or staff member of Girl Scouts? If so, you are a Girl Scout alumna and you belong to one of the most powerful women networks in the country. As we celebrate our 100th anniversary, the time has come for us to join hands and raise our voices to ensure that girls have the opportunity to find - and become - leaders in their communities and the world. Become a registered alumnae association member today! CLICK HERE
Please check back often as we will have updates and additional resources available throughout the year!
If you'd like to serve on a committee or volunteer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Showcasing a Century of Girl Scouting
Did you know the Mariner Girl Scouts program started here in San Diego? Find images of this program and more in the GS100 Historical Gallery documenting the years 1912-1970's. Explore local and national Girl Scout events ranging from camping, ceremonies, and dedications to troop activities.
As we celebrate Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary, we commemorate the rich history that shaped the present and future of Girl Scouting.