Girls Scouts – past and present – invited to share lessons, memories |

Girls Scouts – past and present – invited to share lessons, memories

Heather McGregor
Post Independent Editor
Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

The year, Girl Scouts of the USA is celebrating its centennial anniversary, marking 100 years of an organization that helps girls develop physically, mentally and spiritually through group involvement, community service and outdoor activities.

The first Girl Scouts meeting was held March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga., when Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls for a meeting.

It didn’t take long for Low’s inspiration to catch hold and spread across the nation.

Today, 3.2 million girls and women are members of Girl Scouts of the USA, and more than 50 million women are Girl Scout alumnae.

Were you, or are you, a Girl Scout?

If so, the Post Independent asks you to share your lessons learned and memories from being a Girl Scout.

We’ve posted an online form on our website, and we will publish as many responses as space allows in the Sunday, March 11, edition of the paper.

Here’s what we are looking for:

• Your name, community of residence and occupation

• The years and the town or city where you were in scouting

• What is the top life lesson you learned as a Girl Scout?

• Share your favorite memory from your scouting experience (in 100 words or less) We suggest writing this out in advance and copying your text to the online form.

For extra credit, upload a photo of yourself in your Girl Scout uniform.

Please fill out the form and share your photo between now and the deadline, 8 a.m. on Monday, March 5.

You’ll find the online form on the Post Independent website, www. Scroll down the page to the box with the header “Inside” It’s just below the boxes labeled “Features” and “Polls.”

Click on the Girl Scouts link, and your browser will take you to the form to fill out. You can upload a digital photo at the end of the form.

For young scouts under 13, please make sure your parents approve the information you enter before you submit it to us.

We look forward to celebrating the history of Girl Scouts with our readers on March 11.

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