Celebrating 100 Years of GSMIDTN

1917 – Girl Scouting comes to Nashville. Five years after the start of the national movement, the first troops in Middle Tennessee were organized.

1927 – The Nashville Girl Scout Council received its charter. Within a year, over 400 girls were registered and the first Brownie Pack was organized.

1935-1939 – Nashville Girl Scouts sold doughnuts as a source of financing! They kept the Holsum Bakery working overtime (day and night, three shifts) to catch up with their sales!

1944 – Josephine Groves Holloway was hired by the Nashville Council as the first African American professional staff member. She served until 1963 and our Camp Holloway honors her legacy.

1958 – Twenty counties in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky joined forces to become Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council. More than 8,000 girls registered that first year.

1965 – A successful capital campaign provided the finances to build a council office at 830 Kirkwood Lane in Nashville. It would be our home for the next 25 years!

1973 – Horses arrived at Camp Sycamore Hills! Today, this camp is home to our herd of 42 horses and ponies and our outstanding equestrian program.

1985 – Dr. Rhea Seddon, a former Murfreesboro Girl Scout, became the second American woman to go into space. She took a Cumberland Valley patch with her and later presented it to the council.

1991 – After a $4.5 million capital campaign (the largest for any Girl Scout council at that time), we moved into our new home at 4522 Granny White Pike in Nashville.

2007 – Cumberland Valley Girl Scout Council became Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee in order to better represent our service area.

2017 – Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee celebrates 100 years of scouting! Today, our council serves more than 14,500 girls and 6,500 adults across 39 counties of Middle Tennessee.

Join Girl Scouts today and make your mark on Middle Tennessee!