Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting
On Saturday, February 18, over 130 Girl Scouts from across Morrow County gathered to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. They were joined by their parents, troop leaders and Alumni. The party was held at Cardington Intermediate School and was dedicated to the memory of Sonya Bullen, former Troop Leader of Troop 2431, who lost her battle to cancer last December. Members of her troop created and displayed an exhibit showing the many activities their troop had participated in under Sonya’s leadership.
Troops, parents and community members worked together to provide food and activities for the party. Girls made Promise pinwheels and commemorative 100th swaps. They practiced calisthenics and knot tying; skills from early Girl Scout badge books. Girls learned about the history of recycling and decorated hair clips with recycled materials. They danced to music provided by C & L Mobile Music, munched on popcorn, cupcakes and punch and bought items from the Traveling Girl Scout Council Shop. Everyone enjoyed looking at the historical uniforms and badge books on display and comparing how they have changed to meet the needs and interests of today’s Girl Scouts.
As the party drew to a close, the poster contest winners were announced. The theme was “My Favorite Girl Scout Memory.” Contest winners were Daisy– Andra Pichardo, Junior– Cheyanne Ritchey, and Cadette– Sydney Chaney. The party ended with a huge friendship circle that filled the gym.