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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

What is your favorite cookie?



When someone mentions cookies, more than likely first thoughts will suddenly bring forth visions of Grandma's homemade chocolate chip cookies or Girl Scout cookies. These seem to be America's favorites. When it comes to the Girl Scout cookies, is there more than simply what's in the box? Do you know what you are really buying? Of course, they are all delicious cookies, tempting us unmercifully to eat them but they represent so much more. Perhaps we should look deeper into what makes the Girl Scout cookie a 'Girl Scout' cookie. Why now? Because...

Today is...
Girl Scout Day

Buying Girl Scout Cookies is about more than just handing over money for a box. It's about the skills a girl gains from interacting directly with you. It's about the experience of running her own cookie business and working with others. And it's why we encourage you to buy your cookies from a Girl Scout—the Cookie Professional!—and not her parents.

Your purchase means you get tasty cookies—and a girl learns skills that last a lifetime.
Source: girl scouts
A Bit of History...

Juliette Gordon Low, 28
On March 12, 1912, Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low assembled a group of 18 girls in Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Daisy had been looking for something useful to do with her life. While living in England, she met Sir Robert Baden-Powell, founder of the Boy Scouts and Girl Guides. This meeting sparked her interest in the new youth movement.
Less than a year later, she returned to the United States and made her historic telephone call to a friend (a distant cousin), saying, "I've got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we're going to start it tonight!" 
The first troop of American Girl Guides was registered and the name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year. Daisy believed that all girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. She organized service projects, outdoor adventures, and enrichment programs to get girls out of the house and into the community.

Today, over 3.2 million girls and adults are active Girl Scout members, and over 50 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. According to the mission statement of the organization, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

In honor of Girl Scout Day, take a moment to recognize and celebrate all that Girl Scouts of the USA has done for local communities across the country! 

*Girl Scouts makes no attempt to define or interpret the word "God" in the Girl Scout Promise. 
We look to individual members to establish for themselves the nature of their spiritual beliefs. 
When making the Girl Scout Promise, individuals may substitute wording appropriate to their 
own spiritual beliefs for the word "God." Source: Girl Scout Mission, Promise, and Law

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