All former, current and future Girl Scouts are invited to attend the Girl Scouts 100th Birthday Party — with cake and punch — at 4 p.m. Monday, March 12 in the Johnsburg Central School cafetorium.
The party is being hosted by Troop 3016, a group of Brownies from the towns of Johnsburg and Minerva led by Sarah Williams and Susan Minucci. There are 14 girls in the troop right now.
“We are currently Brownies, but we are bridging up 10 to (Junior) Girl Scouts in the spring,” Williams said.
The date of the party — March 12 — was chosen purposely to celebrate the official centennial of the organization. And 2012 is known as the “Year of the Girl.”
“We would love to get at least 100 Girl Scouts there,” Williams said.
Juliett Gordon Low founded the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Ga. in 1912. Since then, more than 50 million American girls have developed leadership potential in their Girl Scout troops.
There are a number of ways Girl Scout troops are celebrating the 100th anniversary. Some from the regional council — Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York — are going to Jam Camp at the Washington County Fairgrounds in June. Some are taking part in the Girl Run April 29 in Troy. And others are adopting activities that promote the nationwide Girl Scouts’ 100th Anniversary Take Action Project called Girl Scouts Forever Green, which is designed to reduce the number of discarded single-use plastic bottles and bags.
Troop 3016 will be making reusable bags and reducing the amount of water bottles they use.
Girl Scouts of Northeastern New York — serves more than 12,000 girls in 15 counties. For more information, visit online at gsneny.org.