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A century of Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Lexie Smith of Troop 42161 on South Whidbey carries the American flag into a Board of Island County Commissioners’ meeting during a  ceremony honoring Girl Scouts from throughout Whidbey Island last week. - Nathan Whalen/Whidbey News-Times
Girl Scout Lexie Smith of Troop 42161 on South Whidbey carries the American flag into a Board of Island County Commissioners’ meeting during a ceremony honoring Girl Scouts from throughout Whidbey Island last week.
— image credit: Nathan Whalen/Whidbey News-Times

Girl Scouts from several different troops on South and Central Whidbey Island were on hand when the Island County commissioners passed a resolution recognizing 100 years of Girl Scouts and proclaiming 2012 “The Year of the Girl.”

The Brownies, Juniors and Daisies representing each troop performed a flag ceremony in front of a packed house in the Commissioners Hearing Room  on Monday afternoon, March 26. The three-member board unanimously approved the resolution before taking time to be photographed with the Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts donate to Whidbey General

Girl Scouts do more than just sell cookies. Junior Girl Scouts and Brownies troops from Oak Harbor recently participated in a project to celebrate Girl Scout Birthday Week.

All troops were asked to donate baby girl items for layette baskets. Troops 42689 and 42013 were assigned to make the baskets and deliver them to two baby girls born at WGH during Girl Scout Birthday week.

One baby receiving a basket was Jaslyn Jade Sutton. Her parents are Stephanie Moss and Sylvester Sutton of Freeland.

“What a fantastic experience for us to share with Jaslyn when she gets older,” Moss said. “Please extend our thank you to the Girl Scouts; what a wonderful basket they made us with beautiful items.”

This year was extra special as the Girl Scouts were also celebrating their own 100th Birthday.


 

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