Girl Scouts Timeline

Overview | 1912-1919 | 1920s | 1930s | 1940s |
1950s | 1960s | 1970s | 1980s | 1990s | 2000s

Photo of a Girl Sout holding a child outside a voting area. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.Photo of Girl Scouts reading The American Girl magazine. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.

Left: Girl Scouts tend to children as women go to vote for the first time.
Right: Reading one of the nation's first magazines for girls—Girl Scout's The American Girl.




The 1920s were times of American prosperity, advancement, and optimism. The first transatlantic flight took place and movies lit up the big screen. Urbanization fueled industrialization and the economy. The decade also symbolized victory for women with the passage of the 19th Amendment, which granted them the right to vote.