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Look Who Used To Be a Girl Scout

Celebrity Girl ScoutsToday the Girl Scouts turn 101. I vote that we all get together and eat thin mints to celebrate!

Some Girl Scout History:

On March 12, 1912, Juliette Low of Savannah, Georgia got together 18 girls to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. (The following year American Girl Guides was renamed to Girl Scouts.) Today there are over 3.2 million Girl Scouts. (This is a number that combines the girl members as well as their adult leaders.) According to the Girl Scout’s website over 59 million American women have been a Girl Scout.

Because my family moved around a lot I only managed to be a Girl Scout for half of a school year. I remember meetings after school in the cafeteria and playing some sort of game involving passing an orange between your knees. There were speakers and lessons, but most of all it allowed me to feel like I was part of something larger than myself.

The Girl Scouts were also helpful in the formative years for many of our favorite celebrities.

Look who used to be a Girl Scout!

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  • Happy Birthday to the Girl Scouts 1 of 15
    Happy Birthday to the Girl Scouts
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  • Abigail Breslin 2 of 15
    Abigail Breslin
    In 2008 Abigail was sworn in as a Girl Scout during a ceremony at the 20th Century Fox studio lot in Studio City, California.
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  • Taylor Swift 3 of 15
    Taylor Swift
    Taylor was such a fan of Girl Scout cookies that she gave Caramel Delights a shout out in her Thug Story rap.
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  • Mariah Carey 4 of 15
    Mariah Carey
    Mariah is cited as one of many official former Girl Scouts who hail from or reside in New York State in a 2011 legislation resolution in the state of New York.
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  • Katie Couric 5 of 15
    Katie Couric
    In 2011 Katie gave the keynote speech at the Girl Scout's anual convention in Texas.
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  • Blythe Danner 6 of 15
    Blythe Danner
    Blythe narrated travel documentary, "Sophisticated Ladies: Charleston and Savannah" and talks about Savannah being the birth place of the Girl Scouts.
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  • Gwyneth Paltrow 7 of 15
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    Gwyneth shares her favorite cookie recipes on her lifestyle blog Goop.
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  • Sheryl Crow 8 of 15
    Sheryl Crow
    Sheryl once donated an autographed cookbook to be auctioned off to support a local Girl Scout troop in Atlanta.
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  • Dakota Fanning 9 of 15
    Dakota Fanning
    In 2005 Dakota and her little sister Elle Girl became members of the Girl Scouts of the San Fernando Valley.
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  • Debbie Reynolds 10 of 15
    Debbie Reynolds
    Debbie was a scout as well as a troop leader. There is a scholarship for Girl Scouts in her name.
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  • Carrie Fisher 11 of 15
    Carrie Fisher
    Carrie's mother, Debbie, was the leader of her Girl Scout troop. Her mother often rushed to lead meetings still in costume.
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  • Lynda Carter 12 of 15
    Lynda Carter
    Oh yes, Wonder Woman was a Girl Scout!
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  • Lisa Ling 13 of 15
    Lisa Ling
    Lisa is featured in a PSA for Girl Scouts Beyond Bars. GSBB is a program within the Girl Scouts to help girls with mother's in prison.
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  • Martha Stewart 14 of 15
    Martha Stewart
    Last May Martha dedicated an entire show to celebrating Girl Scouts.
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  • Lucille Ball 15 of 15
    Lucille Ball
    Lucy was a Girl Scout from Celeron New York.
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Were you in the Girl Scouts?

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