“Now I know the secret of making the best persons. It is to grow in the open air, and to eat and sleep with the earth.”
Elizabeth K. Hayner, Girl Scout Leader and active participant in the Girl Scout Movement, personal notebook, date unknown
Sorry this month’s history is late! It’s been a busy summer! For this month’s History 101 lesson, we will explore events that took place during the month of August and during the 1980′s. Girl Scout History information from Girl Scout website (check it out for more history!) and Gulf Pines Council History website continues to help me with my Girl Scout History lesson!
Girl Scout History – August:
The first Juliette Low Session was held in 1932 at Our Chalet. The Wing Scout program received 3 Piper Airplanes for their program from William T. Piper, president of Piper Aircraft. In 1962, Girl Scout membership reached 3.5 million members.
1980 – 1989:
New badges during this period included – Computer Fun, Aerospace, and Business-Wise. A new level is added to the Girl Scout Movement – Daisies. The Daisies did not earn badges or petals, they wore the Girl Scout pin and the World Association pin on their uniform. The Edith Macy Conference Center is opened. In 1980, the Gold Award and Silver Award are the two highest awards available to Girl Scouts. The Sign of the Rainbow, Sign of the Star, Sign of the Satellite was introduced to the Junior Girl Scout program. In 1982, the first Leader Appreciation Day is held. The membership fee in 1984 was $4.00.
Next month we will look at the 1990’s!
Yours in Scouting!