One hundred and two years ago today—on March 12, 1912—the very first Girl Scout Troop was founded by Juliette Gordon Low.
A few months before, she had called a friend and said, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” And she wasn’t kidding. Read more
Where Did Brownies Get Their Name?
Have you ever wondered how Brownies got their name? One of our staffers reminded us about a story she’d heard as a little girl as part of her investiture ceremony when she joined her Brownie troop. This made us curious what else we could find out, and we wanted to share with you! Read more
The totem blessing ceremony
We’ve spent all year celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary with fun events to commemorate a century of Girl Scouts. Though most celebrations have been fleeting, we’re happy to tell you about a new way we’ve honored our centennial that can be seen and cherished by Girl Scouts for the next 100 years! Thanks to life-long Girl Scout, Karyn Livingston, a brand new totem pole has been erected at Camp River Ranch! The totem was installed at camp last week, and there was a general blessing ceremony on August 15, with campers and counselors in attendance. Read more
Most people have spent their lives in normal ways—never having founded a camp, for example, or ridden a camel in Egypt … in their eighties. Even fewer have made it to the age of 110, or are constantly sent thank-you cards for having made a difference in someone’s life.
Given these statistics, you might be shocked to learn that the person described above actually exists, and has even managed to live her entire life without medicine! In fact, she attributes her feistiness and impeccable health to whole milk. That’s Emma Otis!
Arriving in the Peach State
Last week Troop 1776 in Renton made the trek to Savannah, GA to visit the birthplace of Girl Scouting’s founder, Juliette Gordon Low. Making this trip extra special, the girls had fundraised enough that the entire trip was paid for, including airfare, lodging and entry fees! Read more