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Happy 100th Birthday Girl Scouts!

Updated on March 12, 2012

IGNITE! The Amazing 100th Anniversary Girl Scout Theme Song!

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts, singer-songwriter Melinda Caroll has created a powerful song, which will be performed by thousands of Girl Scouts in a flash mob dance in Washington DC in June, 2012. Fifty million girls and women have belonged to the Girls Scouts of the USA over the past century, learning everything from how to tie knots and build camp fires to computer skills. In the process they built a resume and a network of "sisters" who can smooth a pathway to good schools and better jobs. Girl Scouts have gone on to become business executives, astronauts, and members of Congress. The group has 3.2 million members, mostly in the United States and at scattered international schools throughout the world.

Scouts pledge to serve their country, help people always, respect authority, use resources wisely, and make the world a better place.


The Girls who sing on Ignite!

It is so wonderful to hear the voices of girls singing!

Melinda Caroll

IGNITE! Songwriter extraordinaire!

Melinda Caroll has been writing songs for Girl Scouts for over 25 years!

You can find many of these songs at

Girls Singing Together Creating a Better World.
Girls Singing Together Creating a Better World.

Girl Scout Music

This website is a fabulous place to find everything you need to celebrate! There are songs, music, stories and poetry which capture the heart and soul of Girl Scouting! For Mp3 Downloads, Sheet Music, Lyrics and more, go to

Juliette Gordon Low

Founder of the Girl Scouts

In 1911 Juliette met Second Boer War hero (and founder of the Scouting movement) Robert Baden-Powell. He recruited her to the Girl Guiding movement. He had gotten his sister Agnes to organize the Girl Guides by recruiting the thousands of girls who had sprung up in scout troops across England. Daisy and Sir Robert (later Lord) Baden-Powell shared a passion for sculpture, poetry and art. On returning to America in 1912, Juliette placed her historic telephone call to her cousin, Nina Anderson Pape: "Come right over! I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" Her cousin was the founder of the Pape School in Savannah. They feverishly recruited girls and leaders throughout Savannah—from the Female Orphan Asylum to Synagogue Mickve Israel, to the steps of Christ Church, and the daughters of the powerful and influential families. On March 12, 1912, Daisy gathered 18 girls to register the first troup of American Girl GuidesBy 1913 the name of the organization had been changed to the "Girl Scouts". The organization was incorporated in 1915, with Daisy serving as president until 1920, when she was granted the title of "Founder", and turned all her attention to the world-wide movement.

What is your favorite Girl Scout memory?

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    • Paris17 LM profile imageAUTHOR

      Paris17 LM 

      6 years ago

      My favorite memories are the songs! "My knapsack on my back." is one.


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