Happy 100th Birthday, Girl Scouts!
March 26, 2012
A new display at the Midwest Genealogy Center pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts.
On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah called a friend saying, "I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah and all of America, and we’re going to start it tonight!" From the 18 girls whom Juliette gathered that night, the Girl Scouts have grown to 3.7 million members. Girl Scouts have transitioned far beyond teaching girls to sew and cook; today, girls have the option of earning badges in areas like digital movie making, financial literacy, engineering, and technology.
70% of women in Congress and 53% of all women business owners are former Girl Scouts. This organization has produced "movers and shakers" such as Hillary Clinton, Madeleine Albright, Barbara Walters, Sally Ride, Sandra Day O’Connor, and Martha Stewart.
Be sure to see our display of Girl Scout memorabilia!
Suzanne V. (15 years in Girl Scouting)
Midwest Genealogy Center