Founded in the first decades of the twentieth century, scouting in America encouraged citizenship, the great outdoors, and individualized achievement in America's youth. Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low was a Savannah native, who after time spent in London with the founder of similar endeavors in England decided to bring the concept home as something for all girls. An early scouting pamphlet proclaimed, "each one of us has her own destiny in her control . . . each one of us should be a student . . . thus we all need all the knowledge and wisdom that we can secure." Today merit badges are a recognizable staple of scouting, but they have also migrated to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the career social network LinkedIn.