By the numbers

Girl Scouts

2.7 million: Number of girl members today

928,000: Number of adult members, primarily volunteers

68: Percentage of women in the U.S. Congress who are former Scouts

1912: Year the first troop was organized on March 12, in Savannah, Ga.

1917: Year of the first cookie sale, held as a service project

Source: www.girlscouts.org