Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama’s exhibition “A Centennial Legacy” is now open at Old Alabama Town of Montgomery. On display until mid July, the exhibit features a journey through time with restored Girl Scout photos, vintage sashes, patches and newspaper clippings as well as mannequins dressed in traditional Girl Scout Uniforms. The exhibit is open Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
March 12, 2012 marked the 100th anniversary of the first Girl Scout Troop meeting. The inaugural meeting consisted of 18 girls led by Girl Scouts founder Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low in her hometown of Savanna, Georgia. Since that time, Girls Scouts has grown to 3.7 million members and is the largest educational organization for girls in the world.
Girls Scouts initially came to the Montgomery area in February of 1921. The first troop was formed at Trinity Presbyterian Church and consisted of 13 girls.