I'm celebrating today! Why? Girl Scouts is celebrating their 100th Birthday!
I was a Girl Scout from Brownies, all the way up to my early adult years. I was in Girl Scouts on both the East & West coasts, in two states, and three towns.
With my troops, I've crafted, sang more songs that I can count, hiked, participated in community and environmental service projects, learned new skills, and camped. Camping was a blast and definitely a staple to punctuate every year of Girl Scouting. I've slept on mountains, in tents, on hills, in cabins, in more tents, and even in a big barn.
It was in my last two troops that I took on the camp name Gizmo and still respond to that name today. Quite honestly, I think my best friend, who was also a Girl Scout, calls me Giz or Gizie more than she calls me Karen!
And I've met some of the most wonderful girls, now women, in my life through Girl Scouts, including my Four Musketeers. In Gravity, or Instinct, I Just Knew, I shared my first meeting with Snoopy...at her first Girl Scout meeting. And I'm grateful that thanks to emails & Facebook, I'm able to continue to keep in contact with so many of the women to this day, twenty years later!
So what are Girl Scouts up to today? Check out http://www.togetherthere.org/ to find out!
Happy 100th Birthday,