Fascinating Facts in Girl Scouts History

Since 1912, more than 50 million girls have been Girl Scouts. In the past 100 years, Girl Scouts have blazed trails in countless ways—from doing charity work during wartime to spearheading earth-friendly initiatives to creating the largest girl-led business in the world. Following are some highlights from our first 100 years of Girl Scouting.

Girl Scouts picked 7,930 pounds of milkweed pods during World War II, the fiber from which was used to fill life jackets and aviator suits.

In 1917, Juliette Low asked First Lady Edith B. Wilson to become Honorary National President of Girl Scouts. Since that date, every First Lady has kept the tradition, including Michelle Obama. Pat Nixon is shown here in 1971.


   
       
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