Girl Scout Week 2015 Kicks Off Sunday!

By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager

happy birthdayI know in the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways we are neck deep in cookies but we can’t forget about another wonderful celebration happening next week! It’s Girl Scout Week!

What does this mean? Girl Scout Week is celebrated every year whatever week March 12 falls in. This year, on March 12, we are celebrating our 103rd year of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.

Within a few years, her dream of a girl-centered organization was realized! Today, Girl Scouts has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults. In fact, more than 59 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout alumnae.

Whether you are celebrating our anniversary with a birthday party or attending and participating at services on Girl Scout Sunday or Sabbath, we ask that you send your pictures into us so we can share how you celebrated! Pictures can be submitted to kdunne@gsnypenn.org. Please make sure everyone appearing in the photo has photo permission so we may post your photos on social media!

We can’t wait to see how you celebrate 103 years of Girl Scouts!

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