Opinion: Celebrate Girl Scout Week, says service unit manager from Chase Mills
To the Editor:
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday. It always includes Girl Scouts’ birthday, March 12. During Girl Scout Week, Girl Scouts of all ages celebrate by demonstrating courage, confidence, and character in ways that have a real impact on their communities.The week focuses on what it means to be a Girl Scout and celebrates each and every individual scout who strives to improve the world around them.
The Girl Scout slogan, which has been used since 1912, is “Do a good turn daily.” The history of the Girl Scouts dates all the way back to 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low met the founder of Boy Scouts, Sir Robert Baden-Powell in England. Upon Juliette Low’s return to her Georgia home, she knew she had to start a similar organization for girls. That same year, she gathered 18 girls together and told them all she had learned about this new outdoor and educational youth program. At the time, “Daisy” as many affectionately called her, was 51 years old and nearly deaf.
Since its small beginnings, Girl Scouts numbers have flourished in over 100 countries. There are currently 2.6 million Girl Scouts and more than 50 million alumni.
If you are age 5 or older and would like to become involved in Girl Scouts contact your local Girl Scout NYPENN Pathways Council for more details.
In 2023, Girl Scout week will be observed March 12-18. Join us each day as we celebrate our worldwide sisterhood.
Marcia Oney, Chase Mills
Raquette Valley Service Unit Mgr.