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Celebrating 70 years of Black Miami Girl Scouts

caines | 3/15/2012, 5 a.m.

The first Girl Scouts of America troop was formed in Savannah, Ga. on May 12, 1912 but the first troop of Black Girl Scouts wasnt admitted until 1917. Miamis first Black Girl Scouts were organized at Booker T. Washington [BTW] Junior-Senior High School in 1942. Members of Troop 52 pictured in the courtyard at BTW in 1942 include: Marian Ross (l-r), Francina Lewis, Helen Dorsett, Eleanor Knowles, Althea Myrie, Audrey Bethel, Arvolene Ayers, Alice Dean, Kitty Guions, Beverly Pedican, Willie Evelyn Gibson and Eudora Marquess. Troop leader Hazel R. Grant is standing in the rear.