March 12 is Girl Scouts Day. This organization encourages girls to help their local communities and to support other girls. The idea behind the Girl Scouts was to help teach girls to understand certain values. They try to help young girls to be the best they can and to be honest and fair. The volunteers hope that girls will get more courage and confidence so they can help the world be a better place.
There were 18 original members of the Girl Scouts of the USA, and it was started over 100 years ago. The founder of this group was Juliette Gordon Low. She was born October 31, 1860. Since then the group has grown. In the 1930s member started to bake cookies to raise money. Each Girl Scout makes a promise. This is a promise to help people at all times.
Nowadays, there are 3.2 million Girl Scouts across America. 890,000 of these are adult members who mostly work as volunteers. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America is also a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. This group has more than 10 million members. These members are active in about 150 different countries.
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