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Today, March 12th 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts Of America.
The oldest living Girl Scout is Amelia "Milly" Bowden England. She joined the Girls Scouts in 1914.
In this 1914 picture, Amelia is far right on the top row. This was a meeting of her Thistle Troop and the Boy Scout Troop in New Bedford, Mass.
She remembers having to sew her own uniform.
The first Badges were:
Baby Nurse, Cook, Seamstress, Gardening, Cycling, Laundress, Musician, Artist, Clerk, Stalker (nature study) and Farmer.
The terminology today has changed to Learning Petals for GS Daisies, GS Try-Its for Brownies, GS Badges for Juniors, and Charms and Interest Project awards for GS Cadettes, Seniors,and Ambassadors (older girls). These Girl Scout awards are expected to be renamed back to "badges" in 2012-2014.
The youngest person to win an Oscar was Tatum O'Neil. She was 10 years, 106 days when she won Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Paper Moon".
Shirley Temple was awarded as honorary Oscar at age 6 years, 310 days.
USA's Marjorie Gestring is the youngest winner of an individual Olympic event. She won the springboard diving title aged 13 years and 268 days at the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, on August 12, 1936.