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Girls Scouts celebrating 101 years

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Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana are joining millions of current and former Girl Scouts in celebrating  the 101th Anniversary of Juliette Low's founding of the organization.

The Girl Scout birthday falls during Girl Scout Week, which extends from the Sunday before March 12 through the following Saturday. 

GSSI's girl members are wearing their uniforms to school during Girl Scout Week, March 10-16, to show their Girl Scout spirit, and are participating in special services and programs in their places of worship.

Girl Scouts of Southwest Indiana is marking Girl Scout Week this year by declaring 2013 the Year of Take Action, during which girl members are challenged to plan and conduct Take Action Projects that address community needs, engage others in the community, and create sustainable change.

Take Action Projects are encouraged in a number of ways. A grant program has been developed, with funding from the Vectren Foundation and the Alcoa Foundation, to support environmental Take Action Projects.

The annual Girl Awards Event, on May 3, will recognize the top ten Take Action Projects.

Girl Scout program series, which are being implemented this year in Evansville's middle schools, culminate in Take Action Projects. Each of the Journey books through which the Girl Scout Leadership Experience is delivered guides girls to design and carry out a Take Action Project and to educate others to continue this effort.

Girl Scouting's highest girl awards, the Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awards, all require completion of a sustainable Take Action Project.

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