Celebrate with More Than Girl Scout Cookies

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Provided by Prince William County Office of Communication

March 12 is National Girl Scout Day, a part of Girl Scout Week. The day is set aside to recognize the anniversary of the first Girl Scout meeting, with 18 members, held Savannah, Georgia, in 1912, according to nationaltoday.com.

The day also signals the ending of the Girl Scout Cookie season, which wraps up on March 31. Time is running out to get Tag-Alongs, Thin Mints, Do-si-dos, S’mores, Trefoils and other delicious Girl Scout cookies.

The Girl Scouts, an organization with the motto “Do a Good Turn Daily,” teaches girls to solve problems, gain confidence, deepen friendships and build support networks. The aim of the organization is to foster “curiosity, kindness, and can-do spirit,” according to girlscouts.org.

The Girl Scouts, founded by Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, helped in efforts to feed the hungry during the Great Depression, assembled “Kits for Korea” during the Korean War and participated in Earth Day activities. Girl Scouts regularly put down their electronic devices to participate in outdoor activities such as track and field events or to go camping.

Celebrating Girl Scout Day can involve spending time with a Girl Scout, creating a girl scout badge to set challenges to achieve or buy some cookies.


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