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Girl Scouts celebrate their 100th anniversary

March 11, 2012 | 10:10 am

Girlscouts100The Girl Scouts will mark their 100th anniversary Monday, as girls throughout Southern California continue to fan across the region selling Thin Mints and Do-si-dos.

On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low held the first Girl Scout meeting in Savannah, Ga. Now, more than 3.2 million girls and adults are members of the organization. There are about 40,000 members in the Los Angeles area.

An exhibit of the organization's history is on display at the Lanterman House in La Cañada Flintridge. The Girl Scout Centennial exhibit includes dolls, uniforms and other memorabilia.

The organization recently got developer Rick Caruso to back down after his office barred the Girl Scouts from selling cookies at his Calabasas shopping center.


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Photo: Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts of America, is shown with a parrot. Credit: Helen North / Getty Images