Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Girl Scouts!

Kim receives her 'Silver' Award

Today is the day when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization's first members (18 girls) in Savannah, Georgia. As of today there are over 3.5 million people involved in the Girl Scouts of America.

As a Girl Scout for several years I remember over-nighters, camping trips, visiting the elderly, selling girl scout cookies, and other things to support my community. My girl scout leader was fairly close in age to us (maybe 10-12 years older) and was a real 'trooper' when it came to putting up with 10-12 pre-adolescent and adolescent girls.  She was also LONG TIME member of the Girl Scouts of America.  I believe her example led me to be a leader for my daughter's troop for several years.  She was a girl scout for many of her elementary and junior high years. I also received a 10 year pin for my time with girl scouts.

It's been fun reconnecting on facebook with many of the girls from those days.  So Girl Scouts of America as you celebrate 98 years of  scouting - here's to the next 98 years! 

Mary Post Warren
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  1. Neat post. I like the makeover, as well. Good for you! ;-)

  2. Wow! This brings back memories. I had a Girl Scout troop back on the 85th anniversary, and we had a tea party and invited all the girls' moms, grandmas and aunts. The older ladies brought their pins and sashes, and we all compared notes about how Girl Scouting had changed, and how it stayed the same. I was a leader for 12 years, and I recieved my 20 year pin somewhere along the way (girl years + adult years).