Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

March 12 Marks the 94th Birthday of GSUSA, and the Start of Girl Scout Week

March 10, 2006

Marion Swan
Girl Scouts of the USA

NEW YORK, N.Y.— March 12, 2006, is the 94th Birthday of Girl Scouts of the USA. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low and two other women met with 18 girls to form the first Girl Scout troop in the United States. Each year, Girl Scouts celebrate the birthday of that first Girl Scout meeting for an entire week, and the week in which March 12 falls is recognized as Girl Scout Week.

To celebrate this wonderful organization during Girl Scout Week, Girl Scouts can:

Here are some fun facts about Girl Scouts:

The traditions that Juliette Gordon Low started continue today with a range of innovative projects and programs. Help celebrate Girl Scouts by checking out some current activities and publications, including:

About Girl Scouts of the USA
Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent organization for and leading authority on girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members. Now in its 94th year, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization strives to serve girls from every corner of the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Girls Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates living overseas and attending American or international schools. For more information on how to join, volunteer, or donate to the Girl Scouts, call (800) GSUSA 4 U (800-478-7248) or visit www.girlscouts.org.