The White House has announced that Juliette Gordon Low, founder of Girl Scouts, will be posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, recognizes individuals who have made "an especially meritorious contribution to the security or national interests of the United States, world peace, cultural or other significant public or private endeavors."
We’re approaching the 100th summer of Girl Scouts and there’s no better way to celebrate than at Girl Scouts camp! Girl Scout summer camp is a special place where girls can connect with others and feel free to be themselves. We emphasize respect for self and others, giving girls an opportunity to accept and be accepted in a safe setting. Through activities at day camp or our American Camp Association-accredited overnight camps, every girl’s unique qualities and individuality is showcased as she participates in group-led activities.
We are pleased to introduce to you the five new members who were elected to the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida board of directors during our Annual Meeting on April 28. These new members and those who have severed on our board over the past year, or several years, as the case may be, dedicate their time, energy and resources to guide our council forward. Under their direction, GSWCF continues to provide extraordinary experiences while persevering in building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Together – our members, volunteers, the board of directors and council staff – we are keeping Girl Scouts as relevant today as it was when Juliette Gordon Low founded the organization 100 years ago.
Diversity and inclusion have been core elements of our Movement from the moment Juliette Gordon Low brought together the first Girl Scouts a century ago. So it is with a special sense of pride during our centennial that we celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and honor the many generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who helped shape our nation’s history and enrich our society.