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104 years strong – Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts


When Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon “Daisy” Low first assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., for that first meeting on March 12, 1912, she believed all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Along with Daisy, these first Girl Scouts blazed trails and redefined what was possible for themselves and for Girl Scouts everywhere. 

This year on March 12, with commemorates that first meeting in Savannah, Girl Scouts will celebrate 104 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character. Today, Girl Scouts is for all girls in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, Girl Scouts helps girls develop their leadership potential, connect with others, and take action to make a difference in their communities and beyond.

Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat on Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout Birthday, March 12.This year, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines will celebrate its rich history across its 41-county footprint across central and eastern North Carolina beginning Sunday, March 6, 2016 through Saturday, March 12, 2106.

“Girl Scout Week celebrates our organization’s long history and honors the generations of girls and women it has influenced,” said Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, adding, “For over a century, Girl Scouts has stayed true to the Girl Scout Promise and Law and remains passionate about building girls to be leaders of today and in the future.”

Special for this year’s birthday celebration, Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines will hold its ninth annual meeting of its membership on Saturday, March 12, 2016, in Durham, NC.  In addition, the Council is hosting a week of fun activities and celebrations for girl and adult members during the 2016 Girl Scout Week. In spirit week fashion, each day will have a special theme or activity to celebrate different aspects of Girl Scouting including Get Outside Tuesday, Letters to the Troops as part of Operation Cookie Drop, and ceremonies at local faith communities as part of Girl Scout Sunday (March 6) and Girl Scout Sabbath/Shabbat (March 12).

Girl Scouts also have the opportunity to participate in the Council’s Girl Scout Birthday Week patch program.  This patch program encourages Girl Scouts of all grade levels to observe the significance of Girl Scout week, Girl Scout traditions, and help Girl Scouts to demonstrate pride in being a member of the world’s largest organization for girls.

For more information about these activities visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.