History | GSCTX
Austin Girl Scout Troop 1 was formed in 1921, organized by Mrs. Minter.
The first all-Black Girl Scout troop west of the Mississippi was established in Austin in 1936. Pictured is the first African American Girl Scout troop, cira 1930.
The first group of Austin Girl Scout hospital nurse aides graduated after four months of training in April 1944, starting their service at St. David’s Hospital.
Girl Scouts received Silver Wing Merit Badges at Goodfellow Air Force Base in 1951, having completed a six-hour course in aviation.
Girl Scout camp counselor Sharon Wheat and camper Martha Wyche practiced archery at Bluebonnet Shores Girl Scout Camp (formerly known as Camp Kachina).
Girl Scouts went door-to-door selling boxes of cookies in 1974.
Girl Scout Daisies led a science experiment as part of Girl Scouts’ council-wide launch of STEM-based programming.
Girl Scouts try out different activities, including STEM experiments, at a 1990 “Girl Scouts on Parade” event.
Girl Scout and mom of Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, a newly launched program created to break the cycle of multi-generational incarceration. 
Girl Scout Daisies getting a hands-on robotics demo from The Lady Cans robotics team. 
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