Close your eyes for a moment and let’s take a trip down memory lane.
It’s March 12, 1912, 103 years ago today. You are one of the first 18 members joining Girl Scouts and Juliette Gordon Low, our founder, is there to witness what would someday become the inspiring organization it is today. Can you imagine the excitement, the emotions, the hope those girls felt?
We easily forget what a bold endeavor it was for Juliette to start what would become a worldwide movement. Our National Girl Scout CEO said it best.
Girl Scouts is such an iconic organization that it’s easy to overlook how daring an idea it was for founder Juliette Gordon Low to gather those first 18 girls in that troop in Savannah, Georgia. It was 1912, after all, and women wouldn’t earn the right to vote for another eight years.” Anna Maria Chavez
We’ve gone from 18 Girls to 2 Million Girls and 800,000 adult volunteers – Juliette would be proud of all Girl Scouts has done to carry on her legacy, don’t you think?
So today, on the 103rd birthday of Girl Scouts, we ask you to share some Girl Scout memories with someone you know. Take the time to tell someone about how Girl Scouts has impacted you or your loved one.
After 103 years the first 18 members still have a story to tell – and so do you!