Girl Scouts 100 Birthday!

On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low and 18 girls met together for the very first troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia.  Nearly 100 years later, more than 50 million women in the U. S. today are Girl Scout alumnae.

Girl Scouts, Hornets' Nest Council celebrated this historic milestone throughout the 2011-2012 membership year, from October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012.

100th Anniversary Challenge

The 100th Anniversary Challenge was a way for everyone to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting!  Girls and adults completed the challenge individually, as a troop and as a sponsorship.  Simply decide which "100 task" you'd like to complete from the attached list, or create your own.  Some planted 100 trees, spent 100 minutes cleaning up a park or streambed, made a list of 100 ways to save energy, etc.

100th Anniversary Candlelight Ceremony - March 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

More than 5000 people joined us for a meaningful candlelight ceremony as we watched the sun set on 100 years of Girl Scouting and carried our light into the next 100 years.  The ceremony took place simultaneously in 10 different locations throughout our council.  Thank you to the many, many volunteers who made the 100th Anniversary Ceremony a reality and a moving experience for everyone!


  • Bailey Road Park, Cornelius
  • Myers Park High School, Charlotte
  • Stumptown Park, Matthews
  • Rock Hill Amphitheater
  • Weddington High School
  • Wingate University
  • Salisbury Mall 
  • Concord High School 
  • East Montgomery High School, Biscoe
  • Oakboro Park, Oakboro

100th Anniversary Closing Camporee - September 15-16, 2012