By Catherine Amoriello
In case you haven’t realized, we have quite a lot to celebrate next month.
For starters, Girl Scout Cookies will finally be in our hands. We will do what we’ve only been able to dream about for months – collect our cookies, plop down on the sofa and scarf down every box in record speed (more than likely in one-sitting, because let’s be honest). We’ll spring an hour ahead with Daylight Saving Time, bringing our dark and desolate Pennsylvania winter (hopefully) to its end. And of course there’s St. Patrick’s Day, but Girl Scouts know there’s another green-themed holiday that trumps the one led by a little green leprechaun – Girl Scouts’ birthday on March 12.
Girl Scouts’ birthday is a special one this year, as it marks the organization’s 110 anniversary. That’s 110 years of girls breaking down barriers, accomplishing their goals and tackling issues in their communities. To honor this milestone, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) wants to honor every current member and alumnae who helped shape Girl Scouts into the organization it is today. But we need your help to do it!
We’re asking all members and alumnae to complete the 110 anniversary Girl Scout memory form and participate in our social media campaign where we’ll share a Girl Scout memory every day on our social media platforms beginning March 7 leading up to the 110 anniversary on March 12. From service projects done in the 1970s to summer camp fun had in 2010, we want to share your Girl Scout story.
So grab some balloons and get ready to blow out the candles – we’re getting this party started.