12 Things You Might Not Know About Girl Scouts

In honor of the 103 anniversary of the organization, here are 12 things you might not know about the group and its founder. 

It may be known for their cookie sales and brownie sashes, but Girl Scouts of America—one of the oldest and most well known organizations in the nation—is celebrating its 103rd anniversary this year and the group has been doing much more than filling our bellies with Thin Mints for the past century. From empowering young women, teaching them business skills, building friendships, and encouraging literacy and education to advocating on Capitol Hill, supporting the Civil Rights movement and boasting an alumni of over 59 million women in America alone, the group first started by founder Juliette Gordon Low has come a long way since its formation in 1912. 

To celebrate the legacy of this inspiring organization, we've rounded up a few facts you may not know about our favorite troops, along with some great photos and videos:

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He Shares His Love of Farming—and His Crops—with Local Schoolchildren

Steven conducts the Patriotic Brass Ensemble

He Plays Patriotic Music to Pay Tribute to Military Veterans

"A Heavenly Difference" Thank You Card Cover

"A Heavenly Difference" Greeting Card