National Portrait Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
2nd Floor, South Rotunda Floor Plan
The iconic painting of Juliet Gordon Low, a patent award, a membership pin, and photographs of Low when she commemorated the 10th anniversary of the Girl Scouts are on view. Low founded the American Girl Guides on March 12, 1912; renamed Girl Scouts of the USA in 1913, the organization celebrates its centennial in 2012. Eighteen girls registered in the first American Girl Guide troop; now, one 100 years later, there are 3.3 million members, making the Girl Scouts the largest educational organization for girls in the world.