March 12, 1912: The Girl Scouts of America is founded. Here, LIFE honors the GSA with a gallery of photos of Daisy gordon, "the first Girl Scout." http://ti.me/ymECCa Daisies Gordon, Gordon Lawrence, Girl Scout Daisies, Girls Scouts Daisies, Young Scouts, Girls Generation, Girl Scouts, Life Com, American Girls
The first Girl Scout, Daisy Gordon Lawrence, with Girl Scouts in 1948. (Daisy's aunt, Juliette Gordon Low, started Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912.)
Unpublished. "The first Girl Scout," Daisy Gordon Lawrence (rear), with a young Scout in 1948.
a LIFE magazine article about Daisy Gordon Lawrence, the first Girl Scout (Juliette Gordon Low's niece)
The first Girl Scout, Daisy Gordon Lawrence (rear) in 1948. Daisy was Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low's niece.
As you journey through this 100th Anniversary Girl Scout year, why not take Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts with you...
"On March 12, 1912 Juliette Gordon Low started the first Girl Scout group in Savannah Georgia with 18 girls. The Girls Scouts became a national organization, and was was chartered by the U.S. Congress on March 16, 1950. Today, there are millions of girls involved with Girl Scouts."
1923 - Babe Ruth holds a Girl Scout cookie in his mouth during a promotion for the Scouts' Annual Cookie Sale. Juliette Gordon Low recruited the first scouts in Georgia in 1912. Low's original registration book from March of 1912 shows 102 recruits. Now there are 2.3 million active Girl Scouts nationwide. AP file photo provided by Manhattan Antiques Shows Inc.