Girl Scout Founder’s Day is celebrated on October 31 from USA in America. More than 100 years have passed since the Girl Scouts changed the history of the state for the better. This is a special day for all the girls involved in scouting. What about you?
The holiday honors Juliette Gordon Low, leader and founder of the Girl Scouts. She took care of 18 girls and led the first troop in the state of Georgia. The foundation fell on March 12, 1912. Juliette hosted various activities: outdoor activities, hiking, education… She passed on useful information that she carefully collected in other countries.
The global goal of the training was to ensure that each participant was confident in her strength in any life situations. Scouts knew how to cook well, provide first aid, navigate maps, take care of livestock, were engaged in military affairs … There was not a single case to which the girl could answer: “I don’t know how.”
Juliette remained active until her death at the age of 66. During her work, the founder faced a misunderstanding of society and high-ranking people. Part of society insisted that girls should not participate in such activities. Years passed, but the scouts did not disappear, but only replenished their units. It was possible to prove to the whole world that this is the right thing to do.
Did you know that:
- in 1917, a troop of scouts organized a charitable sale of biscuits. The revenue was a staggering $700 million;
- during its existence, a huge number of awards for merit were created: original stripes, ribbons, orders;
- at the beginning of the 21st century, there were 10 million participants in the movement on the planet.
How to celebrate
Learn more about Scouts’ long history! Share stories and memories of the movement with others. Tell others about it or share publications on social networks.
When is Girl Scout Founder’s Day celebrated in 2022?
Girl Scout Founder’s Day is observed on October 31 each year.