Girl Scouts USA

Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.

Within a few years, Daisy's dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts of the USA has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults, a significant growth from its modest beginnings nearly a century ago.

Girl Scouts of Central Texas

Ten years after Girl Scouting was introduced in the USA, troops began forming in Austin. In 1922, Austin Girl Scout Troop #1 registered 16 members with National Headquarters.

Austin troops were granted their first council charter in 1926 and organized under the name, Austin Girl Scout council. Interest across Central Texas for the Girl Scouts grew and the Texas councils expanded to serve their growing membership. 

In 2007, the Lonestar, Bluebonnet, El Camino and Heart of Texas councils joined forces to create what we now know as the Central Texas Council, which is currently headquartered at the Kodosky Program Center in Austin.