Friday, October 29, 2010

FUN FACT: Juliette Gordon Low turns 150 years old on October 31st

Juliette Gordon Low was, and still is, an extremely important part of Girl Scouts. Without her, where would Girl Scouts be today? Her vision led to unlimited opportunities for girls nationwide, and we should acknowledge all of the wonderful things she did for us.

Did you know that Juliette Gordon Low came up with the idea of Girl Scouts after meeting the founder of Boy Scouts, Sir Robert Baden-Powell, in England in 1912? Girls were demanding a similar organization for themselves, so immediately after Juliette returned to the United States, she created Girl Scouts with the vision of helping girls become productive and responsible women. Girl Scouts began with just a small gathering of 18 girls and is now an international movement with over 3.7 million girl and adult members. Isn't that incredible!?

Due to her national recognition and success with Girl Scouts, Juliette Gordon Low was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in 1979. In 1983, President Ronald Regan signed a bill naming a new federal building in Savannah in honor of Juliette Gordon Low. it was the second federal building in US history to be named after a woman.

Girl Scouts throughout the country plan to recognize her birthday with parties, service projects, and events. Is your troop doing anything to acknowledge this special event? please let us know by posting a comment or sending us an e-mail at

Also, be sure to visit the GSHCC's new Program Center, featuring a historical museum packed with vintage uniforms and artifacts from Girl Scout past. Register online to visit the museum, where you can learn more about Juliette Gordon Low and the history of Girl Scouts.

Do you know a lot about Juliette Gordon Low? Click here to take a quiz and find out.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Girl Scout Shop is YOUR Resource

The Girl Scout Shop is a great resource for leaders and parents that need ideas or have questions. The shop staff has decades of Girl Scout experience and can answer questions ranging from which patch to buy to the Girl Scout Gold Award. Click here to meet the staff...

The shop also has a Girl Scout library that includes books with project ideas and tapes/Cd's with Girl Scout songs to sing at troop meetings. Everything in the library can be checked out free of charge.

The new fall fashion clothing line is in the shop now and new items are being put on the shelves everyday. Click here to view some of the fall fashion line...

Also, don't forget all profits fund services for your local Girl Scouts! Visit the shop today...

Monday, October 4, 2010

Forever Green Day!

Did you know that Forever Green Day is this Wednesday, October 6th?

Forever Green Day is a day specifically dedicated to celebrating the sisterhood of Girl Scouts and acknowledging that once you're a Girl Scout, you're always a Girl Scout.

Girl Scouts has played an important role in the lives of many girls nationwide. We love hearing about the amazing things that Girl Scouts has done for girls, such as teaching them valuable skills, giving them incredible opportunities, creating lifelong memories, and letting them earn prestigious awards. Send us your Girl Scout stories by emailing us at or if you've earned your Girl Scout Gold Award and would like to tell us about it click here.
The color green is obviously very symbolic to Girl Scouts, so the GSHCC Program Center plans to celebrate Forever Green Day by wearing green clothing and even eating green-colored food on October 6th! Be sure to let us know how you plan to celebrate Girl Scouts on Forever Green Day by leaving a comment or sending us an email at

Follow our Forever Green Day 2010 countdown on Facebook (click here to view our fan page) and be sure to make your Facebook status about Forever Green Day as a way to show your Girl Scout pride and remind others about the special day.