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Registration for Girl Scouts in Watkins Glen

The Girl Scouts of America is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 1912 by a woman named Juliette Gordon Low. Low was raised in a well-to-do Southern American family and was lucky enough to receive a more thorough education than many of her peers. After a brief and unhappy marriage she was searching for something meaningful to do with her life. When she met Sir Robert Baden-Powell at a luncheon in England, she was captivated by his idea for the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides in England. She liked the concept of teaching young girls outdoor skills, bringing them together to socialize and helping them to develop leadership skills. So she decided to create a similar club for girls in the United States. Low’s first Girl Scout troop included 18 girls, and they met in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia. When you see the green uniform donned by the young ladies of the GIRL SCOUTS, do you look beyond the uniform and to the world behind them, The volunteers, the guides, the helpers, the leaders, and the many, many opportunities offered.Imagine joining a group of individuals—each with their own unique skills and passions, but united by a common purpose. Imagine yourself at Girl ScoutsIf you are interested in Girl Scouts you can join now! Girl Scout Registration for theOd-Mon-Wa service unit will be held August 29, noon- 3:00pm at Clute Park inWatkins Glen. There will be a picnic and activities for the girls with a cake auction to follow.

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