In March 1912, when she brought that first group of girls together
in Savannah, Georgia, she wanted them to explore new possibilities and
the wonders of the world around them—and she wanted them to do it together.
Along with Juliette Gordon Low, also known as “Daisy,” these first
Girl Scouts blazed trails and redefined what was possible for girls
everywhere. They played basketball. They hiked, swam, and camped. They
learned to tell time by the stars. And most importantly, they shared a
sense of adventure and a belief that they could do anything. Just like
Girl Scouts across the country and around the globe today, they
offered a helping hand to those in need and worked together to improve
their corner of the world.
Since the founding of the Girl Scout Movement over a century ago,
Daisy's small circle of girls has grown to include nearly 2 million
youth members and more than 50 million Girl Scout alums—united across
the decades by a spirit of lifelong friendship and shared adventure
and the desire to do big things to make the world a better place.
Girl Scout History
“Truly, ours is a circle of friendships, united by our ideals.”
— Juliette Gordon Low