Girl Scout Founder’s Day is celebrated on October 31 in the United States of America. This special day celebrates the more than 100 years that the Girl Scouts have been making history and changing the state for the better. It is a day to recognize and celebrate the incredible impact that the Girl Scouts have had on the country.
The holiday is in honor of Juliette Gordon Low, leader and founder of the Girl Scouts. She was the one who took care of the first 18 girls and led the first troop in the state of Georgia in 1912. Juliette valued activities such as outdoor activities, hiking, and education. She gathered information from other countries and shared it with the girls in her troop. The ultimate goal of her training was to equip the girls with the confidence and strength to face any situation in life. The girls learned to cook, provide first aid, read maps, take care of livestock, and even engage in military affairs. Juliette was a driving force behind the Girl Scouts until her death at 66. Despite the pushback from society, she and the scouts persevered and proved to the world that this was the right thing to do.
- In 1917, a troop of scouts organized a charitable sale of biscuits and raised an impressive $700 million.
- Through the years, many awards have been created to recognize the achievements of the Girl Scouts, such as stripes, ribbons, and orders.
- At the beginning of the 21st century, there were 10 million participants in the movement worldwide.
How to take part
You can show your support for the Girl Scouts by learning more about their history and sharing stories and memories. Share the stories with others or post about the Girl Scouts on social media. Show your support for Girl Scouts Founder’s Day!
When is Girl Scout Founder’s Day celebrated in 2023?
Girl Scout Founder’s Day is observed on October 31 each year.