Building Girls Inside and Outdoors
On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, for the first local Girl Scout meeting in the United States. Low had met Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, in 1911 while living in England and became interested in the new youth movement. 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. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has 3.2 million girl and adult members worldwide, building “girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world ....
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