Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
Girl Scouts of Hawai'i (GSH) was established in 1917 by Queen Lili`uokalani and Florence Lowe, a Kamehameha School for Girls teacher, and serves more than 5,000 members statewide.
Girl Scouting began on March 12, 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low, affectionately known as "Daisy," called the first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Her ambition was to get each of the 18 original Girl Scouts she gathered out of their isolated home environments and into community service. Juliette helped them develop a love for fresh outdoor air, an interest in exhilarating team sports and physical fitness, and so much more. The seed was planted and Juliette's dream soon merited national recognition. On March 16, 1950 the movement was chartered by the United States Congress and spread across the country faster than you can say courage, confidence, and character!
In 1917, just five years after Girl Scouting was founded, Florence Lowe, a teacher at Kamehameha School for Girls, organized the first official Girl Scout troop in the Hawaiian islands based out of Honolulu, with Queen Lili'uokalani, the last Hawaiian monarch, as their sponsor. Lili'uokalani's gift to them was her prized flag, which is now proudly displayed in our council's Honolulu headquarters for family, friends, and visitors to admire.
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410 Atkinson Drive, Suite 2E1, Box 3
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814