100th Anniversary

The Past

In 1912, Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low gathered 18 girls together in Savannah, Georgia, to begin a tradition that would eventually be replicated in communities around the world – Girl Scout troops. Juliette believed that girls should receive the same opportunities as boys to develop physically, mentally and spiritually.

The Present

One hundred years later, Girl Scouts is the nation’s premier leadership organization for girls. We work on a broader scale and our girls navigate a more complex world than ever before, but some things remain the same. Each Girl Scout continues to benefit from connecting with her peers in an environment where she can build the confidence and skills she needs to become a leader. We are proud of the impact we have made so far, but the astounding potential present in our girls inspires us to aim higher.

The Future

We envision a world where girls and women are represented equally as leaders of our communities, our businesses and our nation – and with your help, we will see that vision become a reality. In our next 100 years, Girl Scouts seeks to expand our reach while providing even more impactful opportunities to each girl who makes the Girl Scout Promise.