Media Contact: Mona Tolbert
San Jacinto Council Celebrates 100 Years of Girl Scouting
HOUSTON (March 7, 2012) – On March 12, 2012 Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council (GSSJC), along with more than 100 Councils across the US, will celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scout Movement, building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
The birthday, which will kick off Girl Scout Week, commemorates the day Girl Scout Founder Juliette Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia for a local “meeting,” with the goal of bringing girls out of their isolated home environments. Today, the Girl Scout Movement is impacting the community the way Low intended it. The organization has more than 3.2 million Girl Scouts—2.3 million girl members and 880,000 adult members working primarily as volunteers.
Girl Scout Week takes place March 12-16. During this anniversary week, Girl Scouts from across the Houston area will take part in various celebrations to observe Low’s goals and vision for the organization.
Events in honor of the 100th Anniversary include:
- Operation: Future Girl Scout, where baby gift baskets will be donated to every future Girl Scout born at Ben Taub General Hospital on Monday, March 12.
- Several buildings in the Houston area, including City Hall, will be lit green to celebrate the centennial.
- Judge Ed Emmett will present a group of Girl Scouts with a proclamation honoring the 100th Anniversary on Wednesday, March 14. Proclamations in honor of the 100th Anniversary have also been received from Rosenberg, Richmond, Beaumont, Lufkin, Nacogdoches and more.
- Girl Scout Alumnae will spend next week celebrating our special milestone with friends far and wide as they host "Lunch & Learn" sessions at businesses and organizations across our area, including Texas Children’s Hospital and Johnson Space Center. These gatherings will provide opportunities for people to get involved with our Council and learn about Girl Scouting and our centennial.
- GSSJC hopes to save 100 lives with its annual blood drive on Friday, March 16.
For more information on these activities and more, visit www.gssjc.org.
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