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20 Famous Women Who Used to Be Girl Scouts

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A list of famous people who were real-life girl scouts. This list of girl scout alumnae includes celebrities, politicians, and other notable personalities who at a young age, joined the Girl Scouts of the USA or an affiliate of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. We also have male celebrities who were boy scouts. Founded on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia, the girl scouts celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012 with millions of members all over the world, aiming to teach young women and girls everywhere values such as courage, honesty, and sisterhood.

A lot of the prominent figures in the list below can trace their success to lessons learned from their scouting days. The girl scout organization promotes leadership and community service through various activities, from camping to learning practical skills. Along the way, a girl scout in a troop earns awards and badges to recognize a job well done. Perhaps the most famous girl scout activity is selling the popular and delicious Girl Scout Cookies, which includes flavors such as Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. This time-honored tradition gives scouts an opportunity to raise funds for their local troops while learning about setting goals and meeting them.

Included in the gallery are past and present world leaders, legendary Hollywood actresses, Grammy Award-winning singers, notable child stars, Olympic gold medalists, and even the Queen of England. The list does not include fictional scouts or stars who have only dressed up in a scout uniform. The following women joined the girl scouts or girl guides in their youth and are proud to have taken the scout's honor called Girl Scout Promise and Law. Do you have a favorite famous girl scout? Make it known by re-ranking the list. And be sure to check out this list of famous people who were boy scouts.

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