Our Girl Scout History

Old GSWPA Photo

Our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, started Girl Scouting with a group of 18 girls in Savannah, GA, on March 12, 1912 to begin a tradition that would eventually be replicated in millions of communities around the world -- Girl Scout troops.

She believed girls should receive the same opportunities as boys to develop physically mentally and spiritually -- and she and those who would follow in her footsteps have worked hard to ensure that what she started would flourish in the years ahead.

She was a trailblazer. Amazing. Ahead of her time. A Girl Scout.

Learn more about Our History.

Where Are They Now?

Are you a past president or honoree of Girl Scouting in western Pennsylvania? We want to hear from you!

Meet a few of our Girl Scout Greats.

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