Girl Scouts continues to empower young girls for over 100 years


Zenia Khan and Aneri Upadhyay

On March 12, 1912 the first ever Girl Scouts organization was started by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, who organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia. She encouraged girls to get involved in all kinds of activities such as basketball, hiking, swimming and much more. She helped the girls develop a sense of curiosity and determination.

Girl Scouts began to rapidly grow across the United States and more and more people began to get their girls involved. In the 1930’s during the Great Depression, the Girl Scouts helped donate food and clothing for those in need. The girls contributed to society affairs such as marches and discussing important topics that could affect the young girls.

Girl Scouts allows girls from any age to come together and make a difference in the world. Girls from all around the world partake in volunteering to help the military or food shelters. They take time out of their weekends to clean up parks or make things to show appreciation to their fellow community members.

They help make their town a better place through their badges as well, inspiring others to be more active in changing the world. Girl Scouts creates a family and lifelong friendships between people who may not have known each other otherwise. It has a place for everyone to fit in and make a positive impact.

It creates not only a sense of belonging, but confidence as well. It helps girls become better leaders and public speakers, connecting to the skills they have to use in school. It explores a variety of topics, from robotics to cooking, and allows young girls to speak up and do what they love.

Girl Scouts helps females find their inner strength and passion from a young age. It showcases the idea that girls can do anything and that anyone can make an impact on the world.