Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts
Published 4:45 pm Thursday, March 11, 2004
If you're like many Atmore area residents, you probably still have a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies sitting at home, waiting to be eaten.
Girl Scout cookies, like the girl scouts themselves, have become a fine tradition. The cookies are a fun way to help a worthy organization.
We would like to congratulate the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. on its 92nd birthday March 12.
Three days earlier, in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low called hear cousin Nina Pape with the idea for girl scouts.
On March 12, she organized the first troop of Girl Scouts in Savanah, Ga.
Since that time, more than 50 million women have become a part of the Girl Scouts tradition.
From the ages of 5 – 17, girls are able to participate and learn the values of scouting.
And through scouting, girls across the nation have learned the values of leadership and helping the community.
We also salute the adults who volunteer their time to lead the Girls Scouts and organize local troops. There are nearly 1 million of these adult volunteers working today.
It's that spirit of volunteerism that we hope gets passed from one generation to the next.
In small communities such as this, it's even more important to develop a sense of community conviction in our younger generations to give back over time, improving our community for everyone.
We reprint the Girl Scout law here, because, we believe it can apply to us all:
"I will do my best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful,considerate and caring, courageous and strong, and responsible for what I say and do and to respect myself and others, respect authority, use resources wisely, make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout."
Happy Birthday Girl Scouts, have a cookie, and know you have our thanks.