Friday, March 10, 2017

Celebrate 105 years of Girl Scouting!

Next week is Girl Scout Week! 


From March 12-18, Girl Scouts young and old will be celebrating 105 years of Girl Scouting!  On March 12, 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low brought her vision of an opportunity for girls to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually by connecting with one another and their communities to life. In order to see her dream fulfilled, she sold her precious pearls so she could start the first troop of 18 culturally and ethnically diverse girls in Savannah, Georgia. That’s why we wear pearls today!

Here are some fun ways you can celebrate Girl Scout Week!

Sunday, March 12:

·       Host a Girl Scout birthday party! At the party, take time with your Sister Girl Scouts to reflect on the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Learn more about our founder, Juliette Gordon Low, and some fun Girl Scout history. Don’t forget to wear your pearls!

Monday, March 13:
·       Be a go-getter and do a Good Turn Daily! This could be helping someone carry their groceries, helping a neighbor walk their pet, or helping your parent or guardian with a household chore!

Tuesday, March 14:
·       Be an innovator and try baking this 1922 recipe for Girl Scout Cookies!

Wednesday, March 15:
·       Take a healthy risk and try something new! This can be learning how to play the piano, trying a new trick on your skateboard, sitting with new friends at the lunch table—whatever it is, have fun!

Thursday, March 16:
·       Be a leader and do a good deed in your school or community.

Friday, March 17:
·       Wear your uniform out in public—share with everyone why you love being a Girl Scout!

Saturday, March 18:
·      During Girl Scout Sabbath, reflect on the week and write down a list of reasons why you love being a Girl Scout.

No matter how you celebrate, for the past 105 years, Girl Scouting has inspired millions of girls and women to grow in their courage, confidence, and character. Today, more than 32,000 girls from all walks of life and ethnicity in Connecticut are discovering their path to leadership through Girl Scouting. I am honored to be a part of such an incredible organization.

Please don’t forget to share how you are celebrating Girl Scout Week with us! Send your photos to general@gsofct.org, and make sure to mention us on social media @GSOFCT!

Happy birthday, Girl Scouts!


Yours in Girl Scouting, 


Monday, March 6, 2017

Girl Scout Cookies are here!

They’re back!


Over the weekend, Girl Scout volunteers and staff across the state braved the freezing cold and unloaded almost 2 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies to be transported to hungry awaiting customers and sold at booth sales for the rest of this month.

It was such an incredible and rewarding weekend. All of it wouldn’t be possible if it wasn’t for our wonderful, hard-working volunteers and staff that made it all happen. Thank you!

My husband, Kirk, and I helping distribute Girl Scout Samoas®
in New Britain on Saturday!

This year, Girl Scouts is celebrating 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies! For the last century, Girl Scouts have been true go-getters—learning the essential skills they need to become effective leaders, manage finances, and gain self-sufficiency and confidence in handling money.

So, if you see a Girl Scout cookie booth at your local grocery store, ask a Girl Scout about her cookie goals and what she loves about Girl Scouting. You’ll be impressed with what our incredible girls have to say! And, don’t forget to buy some Girl Scout Cookies. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can also donate Girl Scout Cookies to local service women and men at home and overseas through Cookies for Heroes!

To find a cookie booth near you, go to girlscoutcookies.org or gsofct.org.


Yours in Girl Scouting,