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The well-known organization, Girl Scouts of America, was established in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low in the midst of the Progressive Era. The program grants young girls a variety of opportunities to explore their environments through educational projects, traditional ceremonies, and outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and swimming. Though scouts are often involved in the planning of their trips and activities, honing them to better earn their badges, "Mystery Trips" are planned solely by scout leaders as theme-oriented excursions revolving around local sites and history. Scouts can sign up for the trips based only off the knowledge of the themes and will not know what activities or sites they entail until they arrive at their destinations.
Girl Scouts of the United States of America. (2018). Our Vision. Retrieved from https://www.girlscouts.org/en/about-girl-scouts/our-history.html