Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

STATE – One hundred years ago today, on March 12, 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., as the first troop of American Girl Guides, which later became the Girl Scouts.

Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.4 million girls and adults. More than 50 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout Alumnae.

New Jersey Girl Scouts will celebrate the organization’s centennial on Saturday, June 23, at the B.I.G. (Believe in Girls) celebration at Liberty State Park. The day-long event will feature performances by Grammy-nominated singer Sara Bareilles and pop star Joe Jonas, as well as a fireworks show. Tickets are $89.50, and parents and family members may also attend the event. For more information, visit

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