Scouts Commemorate Year-long Celebration

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Scouts Commemorate Year-long Celebration

Prince Frederick, MD - 3/13/2012

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By Marty Madden

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

“I became so self-confident that some people wish I weren’t so self-confident.

Commissioner Susan Shaw on what Girl Scouting did for her.

Several Calvert County Girl Scouts and their adult leaders received a proclamation March 13 in observance of the national organization’s 100th anniversary. The centennial celebration of the Girl Scouts of America will observe “The Girl Scout Year of the Girl.” That observance began Monday, March 12 and will continue until March 12, 2013.

The young ladies received the proclamation from the Calvert County Commissioners during the board’s weekly meeting. The scouts came bearing cookies as gifts.

The only board member with Girl Scout experience—Commissioner Susan Shaw [R]—read the lengthy proclamation, which pointed out the organization was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low “to give girls the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually.”

“I started as a Brownie,” declared Shaw. “In college I was an assistant leader. I learned leadership skills. I became so self-confident that some people wish I weren’t so self-confident.”

Calvert County currently has an estimated 1,600 Girl Scouts. The county is part of the Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital.

In reading the proclamation, Shaw noted the regional council “takes an active role in providing girls with opportunities to explore science, technology, engineering, math, sports, government, financial literacy and other fields to broaden their horizons.”

Following the presentation, the commissioners issued a proclamation to representatives of several county women’s groups, declaring March as Women’s History Month.

Linda Bracey of the Calvert Commission for Women invited the commissioners to the 10th Anniversary Women of the World Luncheon Saturday, March 24 at Annmarie Garden in Solomons. The guest speaker at the event will be Jan A. Verhage, the chief operating officer of the Girl Scouts of the USA.

Contact Marty Madden at marty.madden@thebaynet.com



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