More About National Girl Scout Day

As part of Girl Scout Week, National Girl Scout Day on March 12th honors the history and legacy of Girl Scouting in America each year.

Girl Scouting in the United States of America began on this day, March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop meeting. At this first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia, there were 18 girls present. For these girls, Juliette Gordon Low organized enrichment programs, service projects, and outdoor activities and adventures. Since the time of the first meeting, Girl Scouts has grown to over 3.7 million members.

The organization’s original name was the Girl Guides of America
By 1920 there were close to 70,000 members
By 1930 there were over 200,000 members
In 2005 there were over 3.7 million members

Motto
“Be Prepared”

Slogan
“Do a Good Turn Daily”

“Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.”
HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalGirlScoutDay

Celebrate all that the Girl Scouts have done to empower girls and what the organization has done for communities across the country.

Support your local troops.
Learn more about the Girl Scout organization and its impact on girls and young women.
Share your experience with girl scouting.
Volunteer to be a leader.

For more information, see the official website: Girl Scouts of the USA(GSUSA)

Use #NationalGirlScoutDay to post on social media.

Date & Time

March 12, 2023

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