In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of America, LIFE.com has compiled photos of Daisy Gordon Lawrence, who in 1912 became the first girl scout in the United States.
Most of these images have never been published, a few appeared in LIFE magazine on November 22, 1948 in an article called "The First Girl Scout."
In that issue, LIFE wrote: “Girl Scouts have proved an important force in the nation’s youth. Today they can get proficiency badges in anything from journalism to international affairs."
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"THIS GALLARY HAS EXPIRED" message for photos.... already?
If you look closely at the first pic, you'll see that the girl scouts were segregated. All black girl scouts in the first pic.
Nothing wrong with showing things from the past.. I was a girl scout growing up and its nice to see that they still have these old images..
I love Girl Scouting – we do a lot of fun projects that help my community. My troop just made 100 blankets for children thoughout my city that are homeless, in the hospital, or have had some kind of tradgedy in their life.
But I think they have her name wrong because Daisy was just her nickname – her real name was Juliette Gordon Low.
Never mind – it was just explained to me that Daisy Lawrence was the niece of Juliette Gordon Low. Juliette Gordon Low was the one who started Girl Scouts, and Daisy Lawrence was the first girl who was signed up as a Girl Scout.
That is wonderful! My daughter is a Daisy and her troop is preparing to do something for the victims of the tornado that did so much damage in West Liberty, KY. It's a fantastic organization and we are proud to be a part of it 100 years later!
It's pretty evident why we haven't seen these particular photos until now.
They forgot about the proficiency badge in the art of Lesbianism.
Really? That is just dumb.
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