Halloween was a special day for Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, because she was born October 31, 1860 in Savannah, Georgia. A wonderfully eccentric woman with vision, she believed in service to community, self-reliance for girls and the importance of having fun.
On a special silver coin, the heads side is inscribed with the words “Courage, Confidence, Character,” and shows images of three different Girl Scouts. The tails side sports the Girl Scout trefoil logo and a $1 mark. What exactly is this? It’s the 2013 Girl Scouts USA Centennial Silver Dollar coin, created especially to honor the next 100 years of Girl Scouting.
Girl Scouts is all about making friends – as Girl Scouts Kathrine and Zoey recently discovered. The two girls met on an Alaskan cruise over the summer and instantly bonded over their shared love of Girl Scouts.
Earlier this summer, Hispanic Business reported that Girl Scouts of the USA Chief Executive Officer Anna Maria Chávez would receive the Women of Excellence Award from the Women of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) program at the organization's annual convention in Las Vegas on August 13.
Years of leadership training through Girl Scouts helped prepare Girl Scout Junior Leanna H. to rise to the occasion during a scary incident after school. In the words of one Leanna H.’s Girl Scout Troop Leader, her “actions were remarkable and definitely shows leadership. This Girl Scout has the courage, confidence and character to make a difference in her community.”
Here’s a letter written by Leanna’s after school care leader detailing Leanna’s brave actions: