During the month of February, Girl Scouts celebrate African American History Month and World Thinking Day.
Diversity has been a core value of Girl Scouts since Juliette Gordon Low gathered together the first troop of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia March 12, 1912.
Juliette had a vision of an inclusive organization which began to become a reality as Girl Scouts reached out to African Americans, Latinas, Asian Americans and American Indians, as well as to girls with disabilities and other underrepresented populations.
Thinking Day is celebrated annually Feb. 22, by all Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. It is a day when they think about their sisters in all the countries of the world. Girl Scouts have been celebrating World Thinking Day since 1926. The theme for World Thinking Day this year is “education opens doors for all girls.”
The Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Before the first Girl Scout meeting, Juliette called her niece and said, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!” Girl Scouts of Central Indiana stills honors the vision that Juliette had 102 years ago of ensuring that all girls have the opportunity to be Girl Scouts.
For more information about Girl Scouts, visit girlscoutsindiana.org or call 855-GSCIN-4U.
Membership Development Manager