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Girl Scouts at 100: Courage, character... and cookies

On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting.

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100 years of courage, character ... and cookies

1916: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Three Girl Scouts collect peach pits during World War I, mid 1910s. There is a sign on one basket which reads 'You save peach seeds--they will save soldier's lives. ' The pits were ground up and used as filter material in gas masks circa 1916. (Photo by Stock Montage/Getty Images)
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Founding mother

UNITED KINGDOM - CIRCA 1920: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Juliette Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America giving a talk to a group of Guide leaders in an English camp. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
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A long tradition of cookies

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1920s: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Two girl scouts making cookies. One rolls the dough, while the other sets the cookies on a tray, United States, ca.1920s. (Photo by Lewis W. Hine/George Eastman House/Getty Images)
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Across the pond

CIRCA 1925: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 American founder of the Girl Scouts of America, Juliette Gordon Low (1860 - 1927), with a parrot. Known as Daisy, Gordon Low formed a Girl Guides troop in Scotland for girls working in factories. She helped them set up a small business which enabled them to take home money to their families without working in the unhealthy conditions of the factory, circa 1925 in England. (Photo by Helen North/Keystone/Getty Images)
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Where's the fire?

CHICAGO, IL - 1928: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Full-length group portrait of a group of Girl Scouts sitting and standing on two large automobiles in front of a building at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in North Chicago, Illinois, 1928. A man wearing a uniform is standing between the two automobiles. Some of the Girl Scouts are wearing firefighters' helmets. From the Chicago Daily News collection. (Photo by Chicago History Museum/Getty Images)
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Tea time

CANTERBURY, ENGLAND - 16 JUNE: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Girl Guides bring tea to demolition workers in Canterbury during World War II, after the town was hit by air raids, 16th June 1942. (Photo by Harry Todd/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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From scout to queen

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - 25 JULY: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II, right), helps with the washing up at a Girl Guides camp at Windsor, Berkshire, 25th July 1944. The princess is Patrol Leader of the Buckingham Palace company of guides. (Photo by Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images)
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At the Capitol

UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Two girl scouts looking up at marble statue of Abraham Lincoln in the Rotunda of the Capitol building in Washington D.C., USA circa 1945. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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Britain bound

UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 11: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 American girl scouts from Kentucky arrive in London on July 11, 1947. Among parties of girl scouts and guides from many countries arriving in England for the International Folk Dance Festival, who are to demonstrate their National dances to traditional music in Hyde Park, London, and Hampton Court, were girl scouts from the United States of America. (Photo by Planet News Archive/SSPL/Getty Images)
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The first Girl Scout

NOVEMBER 4: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 The first Girl Scout of America Mrs. Samuel G. Laurence (L) demonstrating to today's Girl scouts on November 4, 1948. (Photo by Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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Baptism by fire

NOVEMBER 4: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 The first Girl Scout of America Mrs. Samuel G. Laurence (R) demonstrating fire starting methods to today's Girl scouts on November 11, 1948.. (Photo by Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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Centenary occasion

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - JULY 30: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Girl Guides from around the world listen to a speech given by Lady Olave Baden-Powell (1889 - 1977), the widow of the organization's founder Robert Baden-Powell, at a World Guide Camp held to mark the centenary of his birth, Windsor Great Park, 30th July 1957. (Photo by Jimmy Sime/Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Campaigning for road safety

LONDON, ENGLAND - 22 APRIL: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 A troop of Girl Guides march down Fleet Street, as part of the new Road Safety Campaign organised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents on April 22, 1961 in London, England. Having processed from St Clement Danes to St Paul's Cathedral, they attended an inter-denominational service with the other marchers. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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Meeting the president

MAY 01: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 President Lyndon B. Johnson (3R) w. Girl Scout (C) during 6 state poverty tour and w. Gov. Frank C. Clement (R) and Franklin D. Roosevelt (L) on May 1, 1964 in USA. (Photo by Francis Miller/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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Flowers for the queen

1964: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Queen Elizabeth receiving bouquet from a Girl Scout on her arrival at Prince Edward Island, with George P. Vanier & wife (rear) circa 1964 in Canada. (Photo by John Loengard/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)
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Troop 170, 1970

UNITED STATES - CIRCA 1970: (FILE PHOTO) March 12, 2012 will mark 100 Years Of The Girls Scouts Movement In America. On March 12, 1912 Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low got a small group of girls together in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia and held the first Girl Scout meeting. Today, the Girl Scouts of America has a membership of over 3.2 million women and girls and more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae. Please refer to the following profile on Getty Images Archival for further imagery. http://www.gettyimages.co.uk/Search/Search.aspx?EventId=103737577&EditorialProduct=Archival#&esource=maplinARC_uki_mar12 Members of Girls Scout Troop170 Fort Sheridan hold a candlelight ceremony at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, USA circa 1970. (Photo by Lake County Museum/Getty Images)
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