Friday, March 18, 2016

Five Fun Facts Friday - Girl Scouts

Our daughter, Anna, is a Program Specialist at Chinook Program Center for Girl Scouts of Southeast Wisconsin.  She asked me to come down and volunteer to help run a program.  I will be teaching around 90 girls how to make ciasteczka z maszynski - Polish spritz cookies.  I still have to figure out how to say it.

So, I thought it would be fun to share some fun facts about Girl Scouts today.

1.  The founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, Juliette Gordon Low, was born on October 31, 1860.  Her hometown was Savannah, Georgia.    

2.  The first 18 girl members were officially registered on March 12, 1912 in Savannah.

3.  There are a total of 3.2 million Girl Scouts across the nation, 890,000 adult members who work primarily as volunteers.  The organization is also a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, with more than 10 million adults and girls in 145 countries.  

4.  The sales of Girl Scout cookies began in the 1930s.

5.  In 1956, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. described Girls Scouts as "a force for desegregation."  

The Girl Scout Promise is:  "On my honor, I will try, to serve God and my country, to help people at all times and to live by the Girl Scout Law."  

I am looking forward to this event and volunteering with such an awesome organization - this from a 4-H leader.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.  

Linked to:  http://lovemademyhome.blogspot.com/2016/03/five-on-friday_18.html

http://monroega.blogspot.com/2016/03/willy-nilly-friday-5-no-75.html?showComment=1458304277191#c6776311525794494946

14 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

some great facts about the girl scouts! i know you will enjoy making the cookies with them...i have no idea how to say it either! my daughter was in girl scouts when she was younger, had a great leader but then she quit and it just wasn't the same for her...we lived in georgia for few years and went and saw the juliette gordon low house! i love savannah! thank you for linking and have a great weekend! :)

mamasmercantile said...

That took me back a few year, my own three daughters were in the Girl Guides here in the UK whilst growing up. Great facts.

Tom said...

my family is full of Girl Scouts

Maggid said...

I was a Girl Scout . . . I suspect my students know this, too - because i get to purchase from LOTS of kids . . . then, lovingly distribute goodies everywhere possible - (especially to USO, which IS an option) - hey, thanks for the post.

Latane Barton said...

My girls were Girl Scouts and then their girls were Girl Scouts. Right now the next generation is all boys so maybe they will Boy Scout.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Great facts! How nice to see that God is still in the promise. I believe the boys scouts took Him out of their program...?

Christine said...

Good for you! I'm sure your participation will be a blessing to all!

Amy at love made my home said...

Lovely to read your facts about the Girl Scouts, I was a Guide here in England, and a Brownie too which is what comes before Guides here. Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, hope you have a good weekend and a good Easter! xx

doodles n daydreams said...

I think I would say the name of the cookies in English and let them try to pronounce the Polish version themselves :)
I have a grandson in Cubs and he will move up to Scouts in a year or two, he loves it.

Diana

eclectichomelife said...

Great facts. When you have made them will you share the recipe?

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Nice to read about the Girl Scouts in the USA. I was a volunteer with Girl Guides of Canada for close to 20 years, so many good memories and friendships made during that time.

Marie C said...

Great info! They are going to love learning how to make the Polish cookies! What fun!

Mac n' Janet said...

We live just outside of Savannah and you can visit Juliette Gordon Low's house there.

Patsy in Nixa, MO said...

Good for you. I was a Campfire Girl and still have fond memories of our leader and the time she devoted to us.

And thank you, Janet, for alerting us to the Low house. Hope to visit it.