The Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low organized a girl guide troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Low envisioned an organization that would get young girls out of the house, enable them to enjoy nature, and allows them to develop confidence and resourcefulness.
The Girl Scouts started with 18 members and today has an estimated 3.7 million members.
In the early years, most girl scout troops were segregated by race but this changed in 1956 when Murray Atkins integrated her local girl scout troops.
All levels of girl scouts earn badges for accomplishing tasks, such as camping and making fires, or learning trades such as robotics, and coding.
The Girl Scouts sell cookies every year as part of a fundraising effort. The first Girl Scout cookies were sold in 1917 and continue every year between January and April.
The Girl Scouts maintain a corporate office in New York, New York.