Local Girl Scouts part of a larger international mission


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LOCAL GIRL Scouts Elah Roberts and Katelynn Stanislawski participate in a recent effort to collect items for area food banks.


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More than 100 years ago, Juliette Gordon "Daisy" Low, the founder of the Girl Scouts, organized the first troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Ga.

The mission of the Girl Scouts has remained the same since then - "to build girls of courage, confidence, and character that make the world a better place."

The Girls Scouts of the USA received its official charter from Congress on March 16, 1950. According to the Girl Scouts' website, the Girl Scouts claim over 2.7 million Scouts, with 1.9 million girl members and 800,000 adult volunteers. More tha...

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