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On this day in 1912, Girl Scouts of America founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia.

March 12, 2022

On this day in 1912, the Girl Scouts of America was founded by Juliette Gordon Low in Savannah, Georgia. Inspired by the Girl Guides of Great Britain, Low decided to begin an organization for American girls that emphasized outdoor activities, exercise, independence, and service to others.

Soon troops spread across the country. Some of their first activities related to helping in the war effort for World War I.

Did you know? The ubiquitous, mass-produced Girl Scout cookie didn’t appear until the 1930s. Prior to then, cookies were baked at home by scouts’ mothers – many used a sugar cookie recipe distributed by the organization. (Thin Mints came on the scene in 1939.)

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March 12, 2022
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