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Girl Scouts,

recreational and service organization founded (1912) in Savannah, Ga., by Juliette Gordon LowLow, Juliette Gordon,
1860–1927, American founder of the Girl Scouts, b. Savannah, Ga., as Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon. From a prominent Southern family, she met Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides, in England in 1911 and began organizing Girl
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. It was originally modeled after the Boy ScoutsBoy Scouts,
organization of boys 11 to 17 years old, founded (1907) in Great Britain by Sir Robert (later Lord) Baden-Powell. It was incorporated in 1910 in the United States, where its appearance was connected with earlier organizations—the Sons of Daniel Boone, organized
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 and Girl Guides, organizations created in Great Britain by Sir Robert Baden-Powellduring the early 20th cent. The membership is divided into five age groups—Daisies (5 to 6), Brownies (6 to 8), Junior Girl Scouts (8 to 11), Cadette Girl Scouts (11 to 14), and Senior Girl Scouts (14 to 17). Girls of every race, creed, color, national origin, and economic group are eligible. Good citizenship and service are stressed in their activities, which focus on such fields as science, math, technology, physical fitness, the arts, and the outdoors. There are some 3.5 million scouts and adult volunteers in the United States. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (founded 1928) serves as the international federation for the organizations of 136 countries.

Girl Scouts

recreational and service organization for girls. [Am. and Br. Hist.: NCE, 1089]
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It has required the Girl Scouts of Chicago to recruit campers in more diverse neighborhoods, and the campers who came to camp last year reflected this trend, with 89 percent African American, 9 percent Latino, and 2 percent Caucasian.
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At Girl Scouts, girls call the shots and take charge of their own future," said Anna Maria Chavez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA.
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8 million Girl Scouts who are volunteering to help better their communities through projects and activities related to environmental stewardship, healthy living, and advocacy-all values expressed in the Girl Scout Promise and Law and thoughtfully aligned with the tenets of the Catholic faith.
One of the award winners, Brianne King of Sylmar, designed a 12- square-foot ``Star Gazing Center'' for studying astronomy at a Girl Scout camp in Frazier Park.
They should easily command at least $100 to $200 each at auction or $500 for the set, with the winning bids to benefit the local Girl Scouts council, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.
On June 12, the council will honor Olmeda, Chernich and 195 other outstanding Girl Scouts this year who have earned the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting.
More Than S'mores finds that lower-SES girls who have regular outdoor exposure through Girl Scouts are likely to credit Girl Scouts with helping them become leaders.
The Girl Scouts also want donations of disposable knives, forks, spoons, plates and razors.

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