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Welcome to Troop 1719


This website was created to keep our Girl Scouts, Parents, and Volunteers informed and up-to-date on the events and activities of our troop. It will augment our normal email communications  to help us all keep track of our very busy schedules. In addition, you'll find some general information about the Girl Scouts, Brownies, and Troop #1719. If you're interested in joining our troop or have questions, please use the "Contact Our Troop" tab located at the top of the page.  Enjoy!




Girl Scout Values


The values of the Girl Scout Promise and Law are at the heart of the entire Girl Scout program.  Through the values inherent in the Promise & Law, girls learn to consider the ethical aspects of situations, and are committed to social justice and community service and action.

The Girl Scout Promise


The Girl Scout Law  


A Little History



Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, envisioned an organization that would prepare girls to meet their world with courage, confidence, and character.

She had a friend in England, Robert Baden-Powell who had started the Boy Scouts there. She liked the idea of spreading this concept to girls in America so in 1912, at a time when women couldn’t even vote— she gathered 18 girls in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, and started the Girl Scout Movement. "Daisy," as Juliette was known, committed herself to this movement to help girls realize their true potential and to make sure girls understood the importance of helping others and improving the world.

Today, the Girl Scouts has grown around the world with 2.6 million Girl Scouts (1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults) in 92 countries.  

Girl Scout Traditions
Traditions give Girl Scouts a sense of history—and inspire them to be the best they can be. Sharing traditions with millions of Girl Scouts—and the huge network of Girl Scout alumnae who came before them—helps remind girls they belong to a big, powerful sisterhood.

A cornerstone of Girl Scouting, the seven legacy 
badges build on over 100 years of Girl Scout history. Each of these badges (Artist, Athlete, Citizen, Cook, First Aid, Girl Scout Way, and Naturalist) is available at five levels of Girl Scouting, from Brownie to Ambassador.

Here are a few other popular traditions for Girl Scouts to enjoy.

  • Fly-Up is a bridging ceremony for Girl Scout Brownies bridging to Girl Scout Juniors. Girls receive the Girl Scout pin along with their Brownie wings.

  • Founder's Day or Juliette Gordon Low's Birthday, October 31, is a time to remember the important role Juliette Low played in the growth of the Girl Scout Movement in the United States.

  • Girl Scout Birthday ceremonies can be held on or near March 12, the date Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouting in the United States.

  • Investiture welcomes new members—girls and adults—into the Girl Scout family for the first time. Girls receive their Girl Scout, Girl Scout Brownie, or Girl Scout Daisy pin at this time.

  • Journey ceremonies honor Girl Scouts who have earned the final award along a Journey. The ceremonies are usually held at the troop/group level and invite girls to develop a themed celebration of their Journey, often including friends and family.

  • Rededication ceremonies are an opportunity for girls and adults to renew their commitment to the Girl Scout Promise and Law.

Other Traditions
  • Girl Scout Sign: Girl Scouts make the Girl Scout sign—raising three fingers of the right hand with the thumb holding down the pinky—when they say the Girl Scout Promise. The three fingers represent the three parts of the Promise.
  • Motto: The Girl Scout motto is "Be prepared." In the 1947 Girl Scout Handbook, the motto was explained this way: "A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency." The same holds true today.
  • Slogan: The Girl Scout slogan, which has been used since 1912, is "Do a good turn daily." The slogan is a reminder of the many ways girls can contribute positively to the lives of others.
  • Greeting: Girl Scouts can greet one another with the Girl Scout handshake, used by Girl Scouts and Girl Guides all over the world. The handshake is made by shaking hands with the left hand and making the Girl Scout sign with the right. The left hand is nearest to the heart and signifies friendship.
  • Friendship Circle: Representing the unbroken chain of friendship among Girl Scouts and Girl Guides around the world, the Friendship Circle involves Girl Scouts standing in a circle, crossing their right arms over their left, and clasping hands with their friends on both sides. Everyone then makes a silent wish as a friendship squeeze is passed from hand to hand around the circle.
  • SWAPS: Girl Scouts often make small tokens of friendship to exchange with the Girl Scouts they meet while traveling. These little gifts are called ”SWAPS,” which stands for “Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere.”

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