The Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary in Washington DC on June 9, 2012. An estimated 200,000 Girl Scouts attend the event on the National Mall. The Girl Scouts was founded in 1912 when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Within a few years, Low’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. Photographs by Qi An.
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