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Women’s History Month: Celebrating Girl Scouts

1980_2493_4059It's not just about the cookies . . .

March 12 was Girl Scout Day.

Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927) founded the Girl Scouts of America. She organized the first Girl Guides troop in 1912 in her hometown of Savannah, GA. The name was changed to Girl Scouts in 1913.

The first commemorative stamp was issued October 29, 1948 in her honor. The stamp was 0.84 by 1.44 inches, arranged horizontally, in a blue-green color, and the printing of 60,000,000 stamps was authorized at that time.—Beverly Coward

Sources consulted:

Stamp Design Files, Scott 974

Topical Time, Vol. 8-9, 1957-58, HE6187 T65X NPM

For Women's History Month: Women Who left Their "Stamps" on History

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