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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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