Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the United States of America is a youth organization for girls in the U.S. and American girls living abroad. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, it was organized after Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911. In 2013 there were over 3.7 million Girl Scouts: 2.4 million girls and 890,000 adult members.
About Girl Scouts of the USA in brief
Girl Scouts of the United States of America is a youth organization for girls in the U.S. and American girls living abroad. Founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, it was organized after Low met Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting, in 1911. Girl Scouts’ achievements are recognized with various special awards, including the Girl Scout Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards. Girl Scout membership is organized according to grade, with activities designed for each level. GSUSA is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts and accepts girls of all backgrounds. A 1994 Chronicle of Philanthropy poll showed Girl Scouts ranked by the public as the eighth \”most popular charitynon-profit in America\” among more than 100 charities. In 2013 there were over 3.7 million Girl Scouts: 2.4 million girls and 890,000 adult members. More than 50 million American women have participated in Girl Scouts through its membership in WAGS. The names and ages of the levels and the larger structure of the program have changed significantly over time. The Birthplace of Girl Scouts is located in Savannah, Georgia, located in Juliette Low’s birth place, The Savannah Birthplace, is located in S.C., and the National Birthplace is in Portage, Wisconsin. The Girl Scouts were organized into Troops, local councils, and National Councils, which recently merged to form larger councils. Today there are over 100 councils across the country and over 10 million members in countries around the world, among them Girl Scouts of Australia, Girl Guides of Canada, and Girl Scout of New Zealand.
The organization was given a congressional charter on March 16, 1950. It has since grown to 3.5 million members and has a total membership of over 200,000. In 1930, the organization had branches in every state in the union, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico, and a total Membership of 125,38. It had over 2 million girl members: 2,000,000 girl Scouts and 8 90, adult members in the United United States. The name reached its current form, Girl Scouts in 1947, and it had a membership of more than 3.2 million members: 1,800,000 girls and 10,000 adults in countries such as Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK. It is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls. The first Girl Scout troop meeting of 18 girls was held on March 12, 1912, when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Guide troop meeting in Savannah,. Georgia. Within months, members were hiking through the woods in knee-length blue uniforms, playing basketball on a curtained-off court, and going on camping trips. In 1916, Low established an aviation badge—even before women could vote. By 1920, there were nearly 70,000 members. By 1923 the organization has branches in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and there are now over 146 councils.