The Girl Scouts of America was founded by Juliette Gordon Low. The group started out as Girl Guides. Low had lived in England with her first husband for many years and had been a Girl Guide leader while living in England. The Girl Guides later known as the Girl Scouts was founded on March 12th 1912. The group consisted of 18 girls together to register the first troop. The place was Savannah Georgia. The second year the group changed its name to Girl Scouts.
Girls in the U.S. and American girls living abroad can all be members of the Girl Scouts. The girl scouts aims to empower girls and help teach values such as honesty, fairness, courage, compassion, character, sisterhood, confidence, entreprenurship, and citizenship. Activities such as camping, community service, first aid, and earning badges by acquiring practical skills keeps the girls active and learning useful and practical skills. As the girls learn and grow they go up a chain of advancements earning awards as they climb. Levels of bronze, silver and gold are available.
The girl scouts started out with a handful of girls and has grown to 3.7 million members. The Girl Scouts of the United States headquarters would be at Washington D.C. but later moved to New York city. In 1956 Juliet Gordon Low birthplace in Savannah Georgia became the center for the National Girl Scout Program center.