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Betsy Denson
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or 1-800-392-4340, ext. 1236

Lady Oliver
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or 1-800-392-4340, ext. 1361

Girl Scouts are Making the World a Better Place During the 95th Anniversary

On March 12, 1912, an inspired and passionate trailblazer named Juliette Gordon Low established the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Georgia to give girls a chance to grow and to lead in their families and their communities. Ninety-five years later, the Girl Scout Movement is still going strong with 3.7 million girls and adults nationwide ready to celebrate the anniversary by giving back to their communities.

During Girl Scout Week, March 11-17, Girl Scouts across the country will take part in community service activities and good deeds of their choosing. As individuals and in troops or other groupings, Girl Scouts, their family members and friends will carry out meaningful activities that are keenly aligned with the Girl Scout mission. The possibilities are endless, and everyone is invited to participate, especially the more than 50 million Girl Scout alumnae throughout the country.

San Jacinto Girl Scouts who perform good deeds during the anniversary year will proudly wear their Make the World a Better Place patch or pin. Together, Girl Scouts will demonstrate as a unified Movement that taking action through community service is a defining characteristic of true leadership.

Houston Mayor Bill White presented a special proclamation on Tuesday, March 6 to honor the anniversary and to recognize the many contributions that Girl Scouts make to the community. Girl Scouts were on hand to take part of the celebration. Also, the Council is hosting a 'Girl Scouts Bleed Green Blood Drive' with the American Red Cross during Girl Scout week to give the Girl Scout family an opportunity to get started with their first good deed. As part of the anniversary celebration, Girl Scout alumnae are invited to visit www.gssjc.org to join the Girl Scout alumnae society.

Girl Scouts of the USA is the world's preeminent organization for girls, with a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Chartered by GSUSA to provide Girl Scouting locally, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is one of the largest Girl Scout councils in the country serving over 63,000 girl members and 18,000 adults in 25 southeast Texas counties. For more information call 1-800-392-4340 or visit www.gssjc.org.

GSSJC Pluralism Statement
Embracing and promoting pluralism is an integral part of every activity and plan of Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council, not disconnected or separate projects. Only individuals willing to accept and be educated about the basic tenet that Girl Scouting is for all girls may serve in volunteer leadership or staff positions.

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