I wish to thank each one of you for your phone calls, visits, cards and gifts in honor of my Aunt Dorothy Crawley’s 100th birthday. Each one of you brought great joy and happiness to her on her very special day. Following is her poetic thank you to you.
“Thanks dear friends,
Thanks to all,
Who sent a card
Or came to call.
Thoughtful acts of kindness
And good wishes plenty,
Make a hundred year oldie
Feel like she’s twenty!
Dorothy E. Crawley
David Humphrey, Nephew of Shelbyville
Girl Scouts celebrate 102nd anniversary
This month marks the 102nd anniversary of Girl Scouts.
Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. Juliette had a goal of bringing girls out of their home environment and into community service.
One hundred and two years ago, Juliette Gordon Low made this historic phone call to her cousin Miss Nina Anderson Pape: “Come right over! I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America and the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”
Within a few years, Juliette’s dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today, Girl Scouts has a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults, and is widely considered the largest educational organization for girls in the world.
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout anniversary, March 12. Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath will be celebrated by many girls at their places of worship and many will have the opportunity to participate in the service.
Girl Scouts of Central Indiana invites you to learn about Girl Scouting and its rich history. If you’d like to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, call 855-GSCIN-4U or visit girlscoutsindiana.org.