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With more than 100 years of history, the Girl Scouts of the USA have been encouraging girls to grow in their skills, cooperation and passions. With an emphasis on investing in girls and young women who can lead well into the future, the founding of the Girl Scouts has made a huge impact on millions of women in the United States.

History of Girl Scout Founder’s Day

Almost everyone knows about Girls Scout cookies! But this day is about raising awareness for the organization that is behind the cookies, and the founder of it all.

Celebrated on the birthday of the American founder of the Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low, Girl Scout Founder’s Day offers an opportunity to look back at the roots of this important organization.

Juliette Gordon Low was born on October 31, 1860 and was affectionately known by the nickname “Daisy”. Inspired by Lord Baden-Powell who founded Boy Scouts, Low originally joined the movement of Girl Guides in England in 1911. Upon returning to the US in 1912, Low started Girl Guides in Savannah, Georgia, USA. Three years later, the name was changed to Girl Scouts and Low remained active in the movement until her death in 1927.

Over the years, it has become a tradition for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout troops to celebrate Founder’s Day in honor and commemoration of Juliette Gordon Low each year. Now Girl Scout Founder’s Day is here to get people more connected with this important organization and the woman who started it all.

How to Celebrate Girl Scout Founder’s Day

Check out some of these ideas for connecting with and observing Girl Scout Founder’s Day:

Learn More About Girl Scouts

Those girls who have been involved with the Girl Scouts on some level might know a little bit about them, but Girl Scout Founder’s Day would be a great time to get to know a bit more. As the passion of the last couple of decades of Juliette Gordon Low, the Girls Scouts have a few key factors that have been part of the organization’s DNA for many years, including:

  • Girl Scouts aim to bring their dreams to live, and they work together to build a better world. They are committed to finding their voices to make the world a better place.

  • Girl Scouts rise to meet new challenges, particularly seeking to close the gender gap and empowering girls who will become women leaders.

  • Girl Scouts enjoy traditions that have been practiced by people in the organization for more than 100 years.

  • Even though they are united by a strong history, Girl Scouts are also all about looking forward to the future.

Volunteer or Make a Donation

As a great cause that benefits the community, Girl Scouts are often looking for community members who can help by volunteering their time or making a donation. Check with a local Girl Scout troop in the area to see what needs they might have and how it would be possible to help.

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