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Girl Scouts and Girl Guides

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Girl Scouts and Girl Guides, association promoting fitness, citizenship, outdoor living, and community service among girls. The movement was founded in England in 1909 by Lord Baden-Powell, who also founded the Boy Scouts. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low began the first U.S. troop of Girl Scouts in Savannah, Ga. There are now about 14 million Girl Scouts in over 80 countries.

See also: Baden-Powell, Robert Stephenson Smyth, Lord.

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