Girl Scouts marking 100 yearsJamestown Girl Scouts formed the shape of 100 in honor of the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts on March 12. Girls Scouts are also planning a birthday marathon celebration on March 24 in the Buffalo Mall.
Jamestown Girl Scouts formed the shape of 100 in honor of the 100th birthday of Girl Scouts on March 12. Girls Scouts are also planning a birthday marathon celebration on March 24 in the Buffalo Mall. Girls will have an opportunity to participate in different activities for the different decades during the last 100 years. Each troop is also presenting the highlights of the decade they have chosen. After pizza and birthday cake, the girls will learn various dances that have been popular over the last 100 years and then top off the day with a movie at Bison Cinema. Girls interested in attending should contact their Girl Scout leader to register.
Girl Scouts was founded on March 12, 1912, by Juliette Low with a troop of 18 girls. Currently Girl Scouts USA has 3.2 million members; the organization estimates that during the last 100 years more than 50 million American women enjoyed Girl Scouting during their childhood.
The Girl Scout mission states that “Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. Girl Scouting helps girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skill, and cooperation with others.”
In Jamestown there are 160 members in 13 troops.
Girl Scouting is available to girls in K-12. Anyone interested in joining can contact Sally Domke at 252-8433, Cheryl Dewald at 952-2846 or Ann Haut at 252-5284.