Girl Scouts Timeline

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Photo of Girl Scout president Gloria Scott with Girl Scouts. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.Photo of Girl Scouts holding national environmental award banner. © GSUSA. All rights reserved.

The first African American Girl Scout president, Gloria Scott.
Right: Girl Scouts win a national environmental award.



The 1970s brought many social issues into focus. Seeing footage of the Vietnam War on television heightened awareness of war like never before. Advances were made in civil rights. Environmental pollution became a focus of concern, as did world hunger and the deteriorating ozone layer. Interest in space exploration increased. With a spotlight on the environment, Congress established the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).