Girl Scouts turn 100 years old

Erika Earl, Zoey Katke, Kallie Gahm, Halle Chambers, Merrissa Peterson, Amber Orton and Jessika Cassidy participated in the mural painting project that earned the Scouts the second highest honor, the silver award. The girls worked on the project for more than three years.

Mille Lacs County Times

Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting.

Low believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. With the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments and into community service and the open air, Girl Scouts hiked, played basketball, went on camping trips, learned how to tell time by the stars, and studied first aid.

This March 12, 2012 marks the 100th anniversary for the iconic girls’ organization. Girls across Minnesota and the country will convene Saturday and Sunday March 10-11 at the Mall of America to celebrate the occasion.

Interested in joining the local Girl Scouts? Call Brandi Katke at 320-983-6136.