The Girl Scout of the USA mission is “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” This past March was a hundred years since girl scouts was started, thanks to Ms. Low. On March 16, 1960, GSUSA was charted by the U.S. Congress.
“Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid. Within a few years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago. In fact, more than 50 million women in the U.S. today are Girl Scout alumnae. We invite you to learn about our robust organization and its rich history. From our willingness to tackle important societal issues, to our commitment to diversity and inclusiveness—Girl Scouts is dedicated to every girl, everywhere.” (Girl Scout History). I found this on their website but it is in every book, site or anything that has something to do with Girl Scouts. There is a two Girl Scout council in Louisiana. One is New Orleans, and one in Lafayette, which the Shreveport office is part of. Along with Shreveport, there are three more service offices in the Lafayette part of Louisiana Girl Scouts. They are in Monroe, Lake Charles, and Alexandria.
The local primary staff of the Shreveport office includes 7 people. The website shows 8 people, but I know that one of them is no longer employed at Shreveport Girl Scout Service Center. Ms. Micki Blakely is the local Program Director.... [continues]
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