Today is Girl Scout Day! On this day in 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Low believed that all girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. She organized service projects, outdoor adventures, and enrichment programs to get girls out of the house and into the community.
Today, over 4.4 million girls are active Girl Scouts and members. According to the mission statement of the organization, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
In honor of Girl Scout Day, take a moment to recognize and celebrate all that Girl Scouts of the USA has done for local communities across the country!