Press Rep Susan Reports on the Montgomery 100th Anniversary Celebration
My name is Susan and I'm a Cadette in Troop 9204. On Saturday, October 29, 2011, the Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama gathered in Montgomery in order to celebrate the centennial of Girl Scouting. Many activities were offered including games, contests, crafts, and dancing. There were also opportunities to learn about our council, service units, and Girl Scouting in general.
While there, I enjoyed making a bracelet, learning about the history of Girl Scouting, and designing a new uniform for future scouts. Others in my troop made sand art, hoola-hooped, and wove baskets. As part of the celebration, my service unit went up on the stage and sang many camp songs. Other troops also sang or had tables for different activities.
In order to earn the "Discovering our 100-Year-History" badge, I had to do five different activities. The number of activities required varied for different age groups. Daisies and Brownies had to do four; Juniors and Cadettes had to do five; and Seniors and Ambassadors had to do six.
Other organizations attended in order to help celebrate this important year for Girl Scouts. Many people enjoyed petting dogs from The Montgomery Humane Society. Others enjoyed feeling the many pelts from the Alabama Wildlife Federation. I saw a lot of people looking at the Montgomery Fire Department's truck.