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Boy Scouts from Texas
Boy Scout uniforms like these worn by a troop from Austin, Texas, in 1916, still resemble those of World War I, when the organization was founded

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The First Eagle Scout, Arthur R. Eldred
August 21, 1912

Boys weren't the only ones who enjoyed Scouting. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low started the Girl Guides in Savannah, Georgia, and by 1915 had established a national organization called the Girl Scouts of America. They established their headquarters in Washington, D.C. In 1936 they started baking and selling their famous cookies nationwide. But Girl Scouting is about much more than cookies and uniforms. The activities are designed to build character, to promote good citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. How many Scouts do you know?
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