Building Leaders for 100 Years

Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.

With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.

Girl Scouts has come a long way over the past 100 years. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA boasts a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults. In fact, more than 59 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae.

 

A YEAR OF CELEBRATIONS!

Girl Scouts Rock the OC Fair
What a memorable day for all Girl Scouts, alumnae, family and friends to celebrate our milestone birthday! It was a day filled with memories that will last a Juliette Gordon Low got into the groove with our flash mob, and over a thousand girls bridged to the next level of Girl Scouting - just to name a few highlights. We hope you had as much fun as we did. View photos and videos from this exciting day!
 
Girl Scouts Day at Angel Stadium
The 2012 Top Cookie Sellers and Girl Scout fans cheered for the 100th Anniversary during this special game. View photos.
 
Troop 2012 Celebrates Baby Girls Born on Girl Scout Centennial Birthday
Honorary Troop 2012’s very first member is, Quinn Elise Yson. Quinn was born Monday, March 12, 2012 at 2:55 a.m. at Kaiser Hospital in Irvine to Esther Carreon and Erin Yson of La Palma, CA. She came into the world at 16.5 inches and 5 lbs. 7 oz. 
 
Girl Scouts: From Cookie Pro to CEO Exhibit
Thousands of guests enjoyed this special exhibit with the interactive and inspiring look at Girl Scouting – past, present and future. View photos.
 
2012 Voice for Girls Forum
Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Chavez joined Orange County community and corporate leaders to rally around the critical needs of today's girls. Read more.
 
2012 Celebrate Leadership Gala
Honoring the accomplishments of twelve women leaders and former Girl Scout Alumnae, Celebrate Leadership raises funds to support over 23,000 Orange County Girl Scouts and more than 10,000 dedicated volunteers, and provides essential resources to serve more of our community's girls through the nation''s most successful leadership program. Read more.