Girl Scouts: Making the world a better place for 95 years
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Breanna Arthur of Des Allemands Girl Scout Troop 446.
And if you were a Girl Scout way back when, we want to hear from you about your experiences for a feature story in an future issue. Write to email@example.com
Meanwhile, read on about all the great things Girl Scouts are up to during their celebration:
“During Girl Scout Week, we renew our commitment to making the world a better place,” said Jackie Alexander, Council CEO.
“We know that if a commitment to helping others is learned early in one’s life, it can lead to a commitment for all of one’s life.”
Girl Scout members of all ages will celebrate the organization’s timeless values – courage, confidence, and character, in ways that have real impact on their communities.
“The success of Girl Scouting is no accident. When Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts in 1912, she understood that girls need leadership skills to develop their full potential,” said Alexander.
Low founded Girl Scouting in Savannah, Ga., with one troop of 18 girls, and since then more than 50 million girls have built leadership skills through Girl Scouting.
Research shows that Girl Scout alumnae now represent 70 percent of women serving in Congress, 64 percent of women listed in “Who’s Who in America” and 53 percent of women business owners.
Girl Scouts are teaming with Goodwill Industries for Good Turn Day, March 10, during which they deliver donated items they collected to designated Goodwill locations.
Girl Scout troops also participate in the religious services of their choice on Girl Scout Sunday - March 11 and Girl Scout Sabbath - March 17 as a way of letting the congregation and the community know that Girl Scouts is a vital part of the community.
Local Girl Scouts wear their Girl Scout uniform to services at area houses of worship, attending either as a troop or individually, and in some cases participate in celebrating the event by being a reader; helping with communion; or participating in a flag ceremony.
For more information about Girl Scouting, please contact the Girl Scout Council of Southeast Louisiana at 504-733-8220 or 800-644-7571.
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