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girl scout

noun
1.
(sometimes initial capital letters) a member of an organization of girls (Girl Scouts) founded in the U.S. in 1912 by Juliette Low that seeks to develop certain skills, as well as health, citizenship, and character.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for girl scouts

Girl Scout

noun
1.
(US) a member of the equivalent organization for girls to the Scouts Brit equivalent Guide
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Encyclopedia Article for girl scouts

Girl Scouts

worldwide organization for girls, dedicated to training them in citizenship, good conduct, and outdoor activities. Robert (later Lord) Baden-Powell founded the Girl Guides in Great Britain in 1910 in response to the requests of girls who were interested in the Boy Scout movement established by him in 1908. The first Girl Scout troop in the United States was formed in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Georgia, and followed the pattern set up for the Girl Guides; the organization later adopted the name Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts was formed in 1928.

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