Trivia Minute March 12, 2016

Archive: Girl Scouts Founded On This Date

by Marcus Michelson
Girl Scouts raising the flag at a Municipal Band concert in Eau Claire, Wisconsin (Photo by Villwock via Wikimedia Commons)
Girl Scouts raising the flag at a Municipal Band concert in Eau Claire, Wis. (Photo by Villwock via Wikimedia Commons)

March 12 marks the 103rd anniversary of the founding of the Girl Guides, which would later become the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Guides after meeting Robert Baden-Powell, who founded the Scouting movement in 1907.

The Girl Scout mission is to build “girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.” They do this through activities such as camping, community service and by learning practical skills.

Today there are more than 2.8 million Girl Scouts in the United States and 10 million worldwide.

One of the Girl Scouts’ best known fundraisers is their cookie sales.

Thin Mints account for 25 percent of all Girl Scout Cookie sales.

Our question: What is the second-most popular Girl Scout cookie variety?

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