Girl Scouts Timeline
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Left: Practicing tai chi is part of the Girl Scout sports program.
Right: Girl Scouts restore glasses for the homeless.
The Cold War ended as the Berlin Wall came down and the Communist government of the Soviet Union collapsed. America engaged in the Gulf War. The computer was rapidly growing in importance in homes, schools and libraries. Tragedy struck when students in Colorado killed other students, a teacher and themselves.
- The Girl Scout Survey on the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children (January 1990) showed that girls in Girl Scouting were less likely to cheat on tests.
- Two Girl Scout centers were opened, in Texas and the Appalachian region, to develop stronger relationships with specific population groups.
- Girl Scouts received federal funding for P.A.V.E. The Way (Project Anti-Violence Education).
- Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, the first and only mother-daughter prison visitation program, was formed.
- The first Asian American National Girl Scout President, Connie Matsui, was elected.
- Nearly four million Girl Scouts, girls and adult leaders, tackled illiteracy alongside First Lady Barbara Bush in the Right to Read service project.
- Girl Scouts inaugurated a health and fitness national service project, Be Your Best, to promote different ways of being healthy, keeping fit, and eating right.
- In July 1992, Girl Scouts of the USA moved its national headquarters from 830 Third Avenue (which it had occupied since November 1957) to its current location at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.
- Girl Scouting experienced a renewed emphasis on physical fitness with the inauguration of a health and fitness national service project in 1994 and the GirlSports initiative in 1996.