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Girl Scouts

LIFE: Portraits of the first Girl Scout

January 1, 1970

On the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Girl Scouts of America — an organization that today has more than 3 million members and has been central to the lives of more than 50 million American women through the years — LIFE.com pays tribute to the GSA with a gallery of pictures (some never before published) featuring none other than “the first Girl Scout,” Daisy Gordon herself.