Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council’s Celebration of the Century, held on Saturday, December 3, hosted more than 2,500 girls at Camp Agnes Arnold and Misty Meadows Ranch in Conroe.
The all-day 100th anniversary celebration included fun activities like fireworks, magicians, jugglers, balloon artists, face painters, and live DJs. Girls also explored the camps and enjoyed petting zoos, scavenger hunts, new and old crafts, inflatables, horses, zip line, canoeing, archery, and other outdoor activities.
Since 1922, hundreds of thousands of Girl Scouts in the 26-county San Jacinto Council have developed the courage, confidence, and character to make the world a better place.
On March 12, 1912, Juliet Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts of the USA. Girl Scouts in Houston was established in 1918 as Daisy Troop 1 by Captain Erlene Tysinger as part of her Sunday School class activities. The 12 Girl Scout members and Captain Tysinger had fun, especially cooking and camping outdoors. They raised money for their activities by baking cookies in Captain Tysinger’s kitchen and selling them on the banks of White Oak Bayou on the weekends. In early 1921, three Girl Scout troops had been established in Houston and by the end of 1921, nine troops had been formed.
Today, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest councils in America and supports more than 35,000 girl members thanks to the support of nearly 14,000 adult members and volunteers.
Anyone interested in learning more about the history of Girl Scouts in southeast Texas can view a short San Jacinto Council History 2022 video here.