On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low and 18 girls met together for the very first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Nearly 100 years later, more than 50 million women in the U. S. today are Girl Scout alumnae.
Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council will be celebrating this historic milestone throughout the 2011-2012 membership year, from October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012.
We encourage everyone to incorporate 100th Anniversary activities in your plans this year and take advantage of the signature events sponsored by Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council.
The 100th Anniversary Challenge is a way for everyone to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting! Girls and adults can complete the challenge individually, as a troop, as a sponsorship... the possibilities are endless! Simply decide which "100 task" you'd like to complete from the attached list, or create your own. You could plant 100 trees, spend 100 minutes cleaning up a park or streambed, make a list of 100 ways to save energy and share with others - you're only limited by your imagination!
Once you complete the challenge during our 100th anniversary year (between October 1, 2011 and September 30, 2012), make sure you share your story by submitting a short write-up and photo of you doing the challenge to firstname.lastname@example.org. Download full details and the 100th Anniversary Trefoil Marker - which you can fill out and display locally to honor your accomplishments - here.
More than 5000 people joined us for a meaningful candlelight ceremony as we watched the sun set on 100 years of Girl Scouting and carried our light into the next 100 years. The ceremony took place simultaneously in 10 different locations throughout our council. Thank you to the many, many volunteers who made the 100th Anniversary Ceremony a reality and a moving experience for everyone!
Close out the 100th year with us at the biggest Oak Springs camporee ever! Bring your tent and camp out under the stars while participating in great activities with 1000 of your closest Girl Scout friends. More details will be available in 2012.