The Ridgefield Community Center was hopping today with community members who came out to support and celebrate the 100 Year Anniversary of The Girl Scouts. The fun and historical event was organized by longtime Ridgefield resident and dedicated Girl Scout leader, Carol O’Connell. Although O’Connell’s daughters are now in college, she remains extremely involved Ridgefield Girl Scouts.
The story of the hundred year history of The Girl Scouts was told through retro-uniforms, photographs, and memorabilia. Ridgefield Girl Scouts young and old enjoyed being part of this historical occasion- chuckling at ‘the way it used to be’ and taking pride in the Girl Scout traditions that have stood the test of time- service to others and making the world a better place.
The walls of The Community Center resonated with words and song as The Girl Scouts shared their PROMISE & LAW:
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low, with the mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place, the official Girl Scout website, reports that the organization presently has a membership of over 3.2 million girls and adults with more than 50 million women in the U.S. today being Girl Scout alumnae.
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