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Girl Scout Week begins March 9, 2008

April 8, 2008

Girl Scouts ask you to wear your pearls as a sign of unity.

As Girl Scouts across the country celebrate their 96th birthday, Girl Scout Week will be celebrated March 9 to 15 by the 55,000 girls and more than 21,000 adults across the state that are members of Girl Scouts of Connecticut.

The celebrations will be large and small, from a variety of religious services in some communities on the first day - designated Girl Scout Sunday - to brunches, special troop events and other activities, including distribution of Girl Scout cookies ordered in January.

It was on March 12, 1912, that Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouting and registered the first 18 girls into her new organization, called Girl Guides, in Savannah, Georgia. As with many grass root organizations, funding was a problem so Juliette decided to sell her necklace of rare, matched pearls to fund the early days of Girl Scouting in the USA.

In honor of Juliette and the spirit of Girl Scouting, all Girl Scouts, past and present, are encouraged to participate in the celebration and reconnect with today’s Girl Scouting. In addition, everyone who has ever been associated with Girl Scouts is asked to wear pearls as part of a statewide campaign to identify women of all ages who have been positively impacted by the Girl Scout experience.

Girl Scouts has continued the traditions, resourcefulness, and mission to provide what girls need to succeed. Every community is grateful to Girl Scouts for the good they do and to its volunteers and supporters for making Girl Scouting possible locally.

So, during Girl Scout Week, look out for women in pearls. Chances are they’ll be people who have positively impacted the lives of others and the community in which they live.

About the Girl Scouts of Connecticut

Girl Scouts of Connecticut is the premier organization for girls in the state – providing nearly 55,000 girls and 21,000 adults with opportunities and experiences that develop their potential and empower them with the self-confidence and leadership skills to improve themselves and the world around them. For further information, contact 1(800) 922-2770

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