Girl Scouts – So Much More than Cookies
Photos Contributed by Lynn Wright
(Gillette, Wyo.) It was on this day back in 1912 when the Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low organized the first ever Girl Scout Troop in Savannah, GA. Low wanted girls to explore new possibilities for girls everywhere. Some of the activities more than a hundred years ago were hiking, swimming, and playing basketball. Most of all, the Girl Scouts shared a sense of adventure.
Today, the “GIRL” in Girl Scouts stands for Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader. There are around two million girl members and more than fifty million Girl Scout alumni.
Each participating Girl Scout Troop selected a book as the theme of their cupcakes and display booth. They then worked together on both projects.
The Girl Scouts and they’re families also brought books to donate to the African Library project which is the Girl Scout Global Action Project for 2018. The 270 books donated at yesterday’s event will be sent to Africa to help stock and build libraries there.
Monday is Good Deed day. Girl Scouts are encouraged to get out and help someone and then post the picture on Facebook using #2018GilletteGirlScoutWeek.
Tuesday is Family Planetarium Night.
According to www.girlscouts.org, the Girl Scout program helps girls thrive in five key ways:
- Develop a strong sense of self
- Seek challenges and learn from setbacks
- Display positive values
- Form and maintain healthy relationships
- Identify and solve problems in the community
Service Unit Manager for the Gillette Area Girl Scouts Lynn Wright said girls who are interested in joining a troop can visit the Girl Scout website, or call (800) 736-5243 for more information.
Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming continues to grow serving over 8,500 girls in both states. In 2008 three separate councils merged to form Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming, headquartered in Billings.