The origins of Girl Scouting in Eldora

Today’s Eldora Girl Scouts learn emergency response from local police, fire and EMS staff.

The Eldora Newspapers was there when Girl Scouting started in Eldora not long after the dawn of the 20th Century. One very grainy photo celebrated the start.

It was what would become the America Legion Auxiliary, which spearheaded the project in the community.

Girl Scouting, nationally had started back in 1912, launched with a message from a Georgia woman to her friend in England, telling excitedly of having started a small club for girls in Savannah, Georgia.

It was an era of change for girls and women. Women still hadn’t gotten the right to vote. Nonetheless, the scouting idea suggested doors were opening.

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