You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

National Girl Scout Day honors group’s start more than 100 years ago


Girl Scout Cookie season is underway. Troops are out selling their iconic cookies in neighborhoods and at stores across the country. It’s an annual tradition for the troops, who raise most of their money selling the sought-after treats.

Sunday marks National Girl Scout Day, which is observed annually on March 12 in honor of the group’s founder Juliette Gordon Low, who organized the first troop meeting on March 12, 1912.

>> Read more trending news 

 There were 18 girls at the first meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Low created the group so girls could take part in service projects, enrichment programs, outdoor activities and adventures, according to the Girl Scouts.

More than 100 years later, the group has grown from that original 18 to more than 2.5 million strong.

“Today we continue the Girl Scout mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place,” the organization said in its mission statement on its website Girlscouts.org.

>> Need something to lift your spirits? Read more uplifting news  

“Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to do something amazing,” according to the site.

The Girl Scout motto, which was published in the 1947 Girl Scout Handbook, is still relevant today: “Be prepared.”

That means, "A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency."


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Living

The décor trend you never saw coming is here
The décor trend you never saw coming is here

Increasingly minimal interiors have been dominating decor trend reports for a while now, but as we all know, the pendulum always has to swing back the other way at some point. We started seeing a glimpse of this shift in aesthetics on NYFW’s F/W 17 runways and predicted interiors would follow suit. In the last month, this sentiment has only been...
Eyecatchers
Eyecatchers

FOILED AGAIN Tokyo design sensation Ambush — comprised of Verbal, a musician/producer and Yoon, a graphic designer — have partnered with Shu Uemura Art of Beauty for a limited-edition collection which includes Eye Foil, 10 metal inspired colors that give eyes a foil-like texture. The oil-in-water formula glides on easily and the double...
Where can I find it?
Where can I find it?

Q: I read and enjoy your column every Sunday. Hopefully, you are able to help me, too. I’ve been using Cover Girl Clear Sensitive Skin pressed powder, color 230 classic beige, for many years. I’ve been told that this product is no longer available. I’m looking for a replacement pressed powder for sensitive skin with no luck. If you...
Create beautiful outdoor spaces so party can spill outside
Create beautiful outdoor spaces so party can spill outside

Dan and I love to entertain at our home. When we lived in our grand old Greek revival in Atchison, Kan., welcoming large groups was no big deal. But our snug little lake cottage where we live now just doesn’t have the space for big gatherings. So when we renovated the house, we decided to make the most of our outdoor spaces so the party could...
Rose rosette disease is devastating
Rose rosette disease is devastating

Q: I was dismayed to discover this morning that three of my rose buses have Rose Rosette disease. The symptoms couldn’t be any clearer: The rose bushes have the telltale excessive thorns, the witch’s broom leaves, and buds that never bloom, but die in place. Will this disease spread to other plants? Adèle Coburn, email...
More Stories