Girl Scouts: Girl Power Since 1912
The Girl Scouts was the vision of Juliette Gordon Low a wealthy widow from Savannah, Georgia. She was inspired after a meeting in London with Robert Baden Powell and his wife, Olive. Powell was the founder of the Boy Scouts. Low envisioned girls clubs in Savannah and across America. Her dream was realized when she gathered a handful of girls on March 12, 1912, for the first meeting of the Girl Scouts. Since then the organization has grown to 112 chapters across the U.S. The group's largest entrepreneurial program is their signature “bake sale.” Sales of Girl Scout cookies raise more than $750 million every year.