and Raindrops ...
of Bygone Birthdays
They come together — much like a patchwork
quilt ... all Cozy and Warm... and lovable.
Publisher George saw his first Robin on February
29 — Leap Day Sunday. I saw mine in my Maple
tree outside our double kitchen windows. They do
remind us, Spring is on its welcome way.
Those of us who have Girl Scouts in our midst
realize they have a big Birthday, too. As with all
Birthday Celebrants, they mark both the past and
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Girl Scout Week Celebrates the Future & the
Girl Scouts of Badger Council will celebrate
the future and the history of Girl Scouting during
the week of March 7 - 13, 2004.
As Girl Scouting looks forward to the future,
the organization is focused on renewed efforts to
serve all girls. With the increased demographic
diversity in the twenty-first century, Girl
Scouting will go on playing a key role in helping
girls learn to live together harmoniously.
Committed to meeting the unique needs of girls,
the organization will continue to offer them
opportunities for exploring new career paths. And
it will keep preparing them for expanded roles in
a changing society while holding on to the
timeless values that have made the Girl Scout
experience rich and meaningful for all girls.
The annual Girl Scout Week commemorates the
founding of Girl Scouting in the United States by
Juliette Gordon Low. Low and her cousin registered
the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912 -Girl
Scouting's birthday. Girl Scouts celebrate this
event every year during Girl Scout Week. In 1954,
the 42nd celebration, Girl Scouts established
seven days of service:
* Monday was designated Homemaking Day,
* Tuesday was Citizenship Day,
* Wednesday was Health and Safety Day,
* Thursday was International Friendship Day,
* Friday was Girl Scout Birthday, as well as
Arts and Crafts Day, and
* Saturday was Outdoors Day.
Girl Scouting in the 21st century got off to a
running start with new resources and programs that
continue to address the needs of girls and help
ensure that Girl Scouting will be available for
every girl, everywhere. Recent activity highlights
* Publishing brand-new resources and producing
contemporary "cool" uniform components
for all ages - from Daisy to Senior Girl Scouts;
* Developing new programs and collaborations to
work with girls in addressing today's top issues,
including violence prevention, use of technology,
and adjustment to life in a fast-changing world;
* Launching of the Girl Scout Research
Institute, which has established Girl Scouts as a
premier place to go for information on the
development of girls.
Girl Scouts of Badger Council is a United Way
agency serving more than 7,800 girls and adult
volunteers in Rock, Walworth, Green and northern
Winnebago counties. To volunteer, join as a member
or make a donation, please call the program
service center at 608-362-8922 or 800-362-3226 or