Released by Stacy Carr, Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana:
On March 12, Girl Scouts in Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana (GSSI) will join millions of current and former Girl Scouts in marking a huge milestone—the 100th Anniversary of Juliette Low's founding of the organization on March 12, 1912.
Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) will use the occasion of its 100th birthday to launch the boldest cause campaign dedicated to girls' leadership issues in the nation's history. The cause—Year of the Girl—will focus immediate, sustained, nationwide attention on developing and encouraging extraordinary leadership potential in girls.
"2012 is an exciting time for Girl Scouts," said GSSI Board Chair Laura Pamplin Mackiewicz, "and Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana looks forward to another century of opportunities to provide programs that empower young girls in southwest Indiana, help them develop their leadership potential, and inspire them to use it to make the world a better place."
Locally, Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana will mark this milestone anniversary in a big way. Upcoming celebrations and events include: