"My purpose... to go on with my heart and soul, devoting all my energies to Girl Scouts, and heart and hand with them, we will make our lives and the lives of the future girls happy, healthy and holy."

-Juliette Gordon Low


The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette Gordon Low on March 12, 1912 when she had a meeting with 18 girls in her home of Savannah, Georgia. She brought together these girls in hopes that they would be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. The Girl Scouts allows for young women to meet new friends, explore the outdoors and to be involved in community service.

Today there are more than 2.8 million girls and adults currently involved with the Girl Scouts and more than 59 million women are alumnae.