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GIRL SCOUTS PREPARE TO CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL

GIRL SCOUTS PREPARE TO CELEBRATE CENTENNIAL

(Photo Courtesy of Girl Scouts of the USA/The Daily News)  

In the age of Photoshopped billboard images, teenage breast augmentation and “Toddlers & Tiaras,” the Girls Scouts of America is preparing to celebrate 100 years of countering the latest trends through building girls’ courage, confidence and character.

“Issues of self-image are growing; they’re not getting any better,” said Angela Woods, CEO of Girls Scouts Heart of the South, whose headquarters are in East Memphis. “Self-image is self-image, whether you live in East Memphis or South Memphis. What I like about Girl Scouting is that it can be the great equalizer; we create opportunities for girls to leave those things at the door.”

Girl Scouts of America was founded in 1912 by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low with the goal of bringing girls out of isolated home environments to enjoy the company of their peers in the great outdoors and through community service. A century later, the organization has a membership of 3.2 million girls and women, and more than 50 million American women today are Girl Scout alumnae. (more)

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Article by Aisling Maki, The Daily News | Read full article here

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