Girl Scouts of the USA – Courage, Confidence, Character

Girl Scouts of American

The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) celebrated its centennial anniversary on March 12, 2012 – and the United States Mint has recently released a 2013 commemorative Silver Dollar to honor and celebrate this momentous occasion. Juliette Gordon Low began The Girl Scouts organization by holding its first meeting with 18 local girls on March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Georgia. There are now more than 3.2 million members of GSUSA across the country and U.S. territories.

The Girl Scouts is one of the largest and best-known leadership organizations dedicated solely to girls. More than 59 million American women enjoyed Girl Scouting during their childhood - and that number continues to grow every year. The mission of Girl Scouting is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Promise and Law are shared by every member of Girl Scouting. The Girl Scout Promise is the way Girl Scouts agree to act every day toward one another and other people, and the Girl Scout Law outlines a way to act towards one another and the world.

The Girl Scout Promise: On my honor, I will try: To serve God and my country, To help people at all times, And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The Girl Scout Law: I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do, and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.

The 90-percent silver commemorative coins feature an obverse design inspired by both the historical and contemporary aspects of Girl Scouting and by its mission statement. The design depicts three girls who represent the different ages and diversity of Girl Scouts of the USA. Inscriptions include COURAGE, CONFIDENCE and CHARACTER (key elements of the Girl Scouts mission statement), 2013, LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST. Also included on the front of the coin is the 100th anniversary Trefoil symbol signifying the centennial anniversary. The reverse design depicts the iconic Profiles of Girl Scouts of the USA with the inscriptions UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $1 and GIRL SCOUTS.

Two versions of the Girl Scouts Commemorative Coins are being produced, a proof version with a mirror-like finish and an uncirculated version with a special satin finish. You can also choose between certified coins and non-certified raw versions. Surcharges from this commemorative coin program are authorized to be paid to Girl Scouts of the USA (after the United States Mint has recouped its costs), which will make funds available for Girl Scout program development and delivery. So by picking up the Girl Scout coin for yourself (or as a gift), not only are you adding a great commemorative silver dollar to your collection, you are also helping The Girl Scouts of the USA build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place!