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Girl Scouts of Connecticut Welcomes New and Returning Girls to a Year of Celebration


September 20, 2011

Girl Scouts of Connecticut continues to offer many exciting ways for girls to participate in Girl Scouts and experience its leadership programs. This special year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, which will be commemorated with many fun events and activities. In 1912, Juliette Gordon Low created the Girl Scouts with 12 girls. One hundred years later, Girl Scouts serve 2.3 million girls nationwide, with over 44,000 Girl Scouts in Connecticut.
 
In addition to joining troops, girls may enter Girl Scouts as an individual member, through a series of programs, travel opportunities, or interest groups on a variety of topics including science, technology, and health and fitness. Every Girl Scout, no matter how she enters the Girl Scouts Program, will benefit from the unique curriculum at the core of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. Girl Scouts learn leadership qualities and skills such as self-esteem, positive values, critical thinking, and community spirit through fun, educational activities.

From a Girl Scout Daisy in Kindergarten learning about her environment and making new friends, to a Girl Scout Ambassador in High School interested in traveling to Costa Rica and planning for college, the Girl Scout Program will help her discover herself and her values, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place.

Additionally, as a girl-led organization, girls work with adult mentors to help determine which activities they are interested in and will best suit their needs. Girl Scouts of Connecticut relies on volunteers to make many of our programs and activities possible. Adults who are interested in making a difference in a girl’s life are encouraged to join us as we build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

The 100th celebration of Girl Scouting continues throughout the year, allowing new and returning members to get involved through a variety of activities. For information about a recruitment event near you, how you can become a Girl Scout volunteer, or how Girl Scouts of Connecticut can benefit the girl in your life, visit www.gsofct.org or call 1-800-922-2770.

Para información en Español por favor llame 1(800) 922-2770, ext. 3900.


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