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Girl Scouts

The Girl Scout organization in the United States is dedicated to building courage, confidence, and character in girls and encourages girls and young women to use what they know to make the world a better place. Girl Scouting in the United States was begun in Savannah, Georgia, by Juliette Gordon Low. After returning from a trip to England and witnessing the activities of the Boy Scout and Girl Guides organizations there, Low was committed to giving girls in the United States the same opportunities to learn outdoor skills, to contribute to their communities, and to develop their leadership abilities. The first Girl Scout troop consisted of 18 girls, and the first meeting was held on March 12, 1912-a date now celebrated by current Girl Scouts ...

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