A Cool Look At 100 Years of Girl Scouting
Learn about the history of the Girl Scouts! View pictures and articles from various media outlets which have featured our history up to our 100th Anniversary.
Camping Then and Now
The Golden Eaglet (Part 1)
The Golden Eaglet (Part 2)
The Story of Juliette Gordon Low (Part 1)
The Story of Juliette Gordon Low (Part 2)
The Story of Juliette Gordon Low (Part 3)
National Girl Scout Leadership Institute
The 2011 National Girl Scout Leadership Institute took place in November in Houston, Texas, immediately preceding the National Convention. Over 1,200 girls in grades 6–12 gathered for this two-day event, the theme of which is "Leadership and Innovation… The Next 100 Years.”
Girl Scouts Forever Green
Through this nationwide community "take action” project, Girl Scouts will be at the forefront of environmental sustainability, leading schools and communities in conserving energy and protecting natural resources. Currently being piloted in 36 councils, Girl Scouts Forever Green will be rolled out nationally during the 2010–2011 program year and will continue annually thereafter.
100th Anniversary Illustrated Book
Girl Scout Merchandise secured a national licensing agreement with publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang (a division of Harry N. Abrams) for an illustrated book celebrating Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary. The book, which is scheduled for publication in Fall 2011, will be available in book stores, other book-carrying retail venues, and Girl Scout council shops. Check out www.girlscouts.org/gsforevergreen/
Commemorative Girl Scout Merchandise
A line of 100th anniversary Girl Scout merchandise will be introduced in Fall 2011. Items will include T-shirts, messenger bags, and a collector’s series of patches and pins. Merchandise designed for girls will be contemporary and future-focused, and there will be a vintage-themed line for adults.
Exhibits Promoting Girl Scout History
The rich history of Girl Scouting’s first 100 years will be showcased in traditional and innovative ways nationwide. GSUSA is in contact with museums and organizations with potential to serve as showcase partners. A "rig book”/style guide will be shared with councils and history volunteers by Fall 2010 and will help guide the development of local displays and exhibits.
Girls’ World Forum
In July 2012, the Girls’ World Forum, in collaboration with WAGGGS and Girl Guides in the United Kingdom, will take place in Chicago. It is anticipated that the forum will be comprised of two girls per WAGGGS member country and two girls per council. In early 2011, a "girl planning committee” will be formed, consisting of girls from the host city’s council and National Girl Consultants.
Commemorative Girl Scout Silver Coin
Girl Scouts’ Centennial Commemorative Coin will be minted in 2013, marking the end of the celebration of our first 100 years and the beginning of our second century of leadership. Ten dollars from the sale of each coin will help fund much-needed renovations at the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace in Savannah, Georgia.
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