Here in Savannah, is the birthhome of Juliettte Gordon Low.
"Juliette Gordon Low spent several years searching for something useful to do with her life. Her search ended in 1911, when she met Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides...
Less than a year later, she returned to the United States and made her historic telephone call to a friend (distant cousin), saying "I've got somethingfor the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" (info from GirlScouts.org)
On March 12, 1912, Juliette Low (age 52 years old), gathered 18 girls to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. Margaret "Daisy Doots" Gordon, her niece and namesake, was the first registered member. (info from GirlScouts.org)
The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year." (info from girlscouts.org)
I was a Girl Scout Brownie, a Junior, Cadette and a Senior.
In 1963 the age structure was rearranged to Brownies (ages seven through nine, later six through nine), Juniors (ages nine through 11), Cadettes (ages 11 through 14), and Seniors (ages 14 through 17).
Since 2008, Girl Scouts of the USA have had six age levels: Daisy (ages 5-7) Brownie (7-9), Junior (9-11), Cadettes (11-14), Seniors (9th and 10th grades), Ambassadors (11th and 12th grades). (info from Wikipedia)
These are the only photos, of me as a Girl Scout Senior, I had on hand.
These were when I was in the 9th grade and my family was stationed at Clark A.F.B., Philippines.
Taken right before boarding the bus for a camping trip with my Girl Scout troop.
The Boy Scouts were also heading off to their own campgrounds.
Ready to get on the road to meet and join with a Filipino Girl Scouts Troop.
They were hosting our troop from the Air Force Base.
Looking down a valley ...as our bus makes its way to the campgrounds.
One of my memories of that camping trip, is the Orienteering challenge that we had while there.
We were either in groups of two or three and had to use our compasses and maps to get to various checkpoints and then make our way back to the main campgrounds.
Along the way, one of my contact lenses fell out (without them, I am "legally blind"! and with only one, I was getting dizzy. So towards the end, I took out the other one (partly because I thought I might lose it and then be out the rest of the time without anything to see!)
In spite, of not being able to see, my team made it back first! We earned the first place award and our orienteering badge.
Here is a Girl Scout logo drawn for a going away gift for a Troop leader.
My hubby and I went to visit some dear friends in Virginia, so I didn't get my post up last week.
But I am joining in this week's Alphabe-Thursday's "G" with Jenny!
Thank you for stopping by and I will be sure to return your lovely visits...