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Girl Scouts alumni reunite Sunday
Organization founded in 1912 in Savannah
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100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts Reunion
When: 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Martha Hope Cabin, 528 Prior St., Gainesville
How much: Donation
Contact: 706-548-7297
More information: Adults 18 and older only due to capacity limitations.


Sure, the cookies are delicious, but there is so much more to the Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouting has encouraged millions of girls to reach their full potential by building confidence, courage and character.

There are more than 50 million women in the U.S. who are Girl Scout alumni.

The Girl Scouts of Historic North Georgia celebrates the organization's 100th anniversary with a Girl Scout Alumni Reunion Sunday at the Martha Hope Cabin in Gainesville.

This is the first time the Girl Scouts of Historic North Georgia has planned a reunion like this.

"We're just wanting to reconnect and get them back involved and on our alumni list," said Teresa Laird, Girl Scouts fund development specialist.

The reunion takes place the day before founder Juliette Gordon Low's birthday and will feature s'mores over a campfire, a flag ceremony, sing-a-longs, a Juliette Low impersonator and of course, birthday cake.

"It's just going to be a fun event," Laird said.
Girl Scouts are encouraged to bring old photos, badges and memorabilia.

"We just ask people to share their favorite Girl Scout stories," she said.

The amount of time a woman was a Girl Scout does not matter. Everyone is invited to the party.

Laird said she hopes to locate the oldest living Girl Scout in Hall County through the event. She said she also hopes the event will bring out the Gold Awardees, a top honor for a Girl Scout.

Low founded the Girl Scouts in 1912 in Savannah.

The Girl Scouts organization will be celebrating its 100 year anniversary all year long with several events all over the world.


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