In 1911 Juliette Gordon Low met Robert Baden-Powell while she was living in the United Kingdom. Inspired by the Girl Guides movement, she established the Girl Scouts of America,. On March 12, 1912 she organized the first Girl Scouts troop meeting of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia.
|A Girl Guide troop in the United Kingdom, 1918|
Brownies, the junior section of the Guides were established in 1914, they were first called Rosebuds. The name Brownie was adopted in 1918.
As of 2015, 52 percent of businesswomen in the United States were once Girl Scouts.
Famous former girl guides and girl scouts include: Cherie Blair, Mariah Carey, Hillary Clinton, Celine Dion, Carrie Fisher, Glenda Jackson, Jacqueline Joyner-Kersee, Princess Anne, Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II, Debbie Reynolds, Sally Ride, Emma Thompson, Venus Williams