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press-rep-claire.jpgLast week, Press Rep Mary Virginia, Ambassador Girl Scout Courtney, and I went to the Rally in the Alley in downtown Montgomery.  

Rally in the Alley was the River Region United Way's kick off for their fall campaign.  We were able to walk around handing out Girl Scout cookies and asking women if they had ever been a Girl Scout.  If they said yes, we would interview them.  Something interesting I learned during those interviews is that a lot of people said the most valuable lesson they learned in Girl Scout was to never give up.  

Not only were we able to meet a lot of former Girl Scouts, we also got to meet the Mayor of Montgomery, the AUM Chancellor, and the AUM Athletic Director.  We also talked to representatives from other United Way agencies and got some ideas for service projects for our troops.  

It was a great turnout and a lot of fun.

-- Press Rep Claire

Time passes steadily, regardless of whether or not you're paying attention. Society evolves, affecting young men and women everywhere. A century ago, at Girl Scouting's inception, skirt lengths brushed the floor and women were forced to adhere to strict gender roles. Juliet Gordon Low called for young girls to challenge the stereotypes placed upon them, and seek personal augmentation by improving their courage, confidence, and character. The newfound availability for girls to aspire to a different future has strengthened throughout the last one hundred years. As fashions changed and social boundaries re-arranged, Girl Scouting evolved to accommodate the divergent times. The dedication of our leaders has allowed for social, physical and mental empowerment of young women that might never have been accomplished otherwise. Girls today can build fires like hikers of days gone by, while at the same time helping to design a spaceship of the future. The wrinkles, we as an organization have gathered through the years, prepare us for future successes. In the next one hundred years, we will only improve. Our discoveries will light the younger generations to further discoveries. The domino effect instigated by courageous women today will result in more confident, wise young girls. As time advances, so will our world. And, if the last century has been any indication, future girl scouts are more than ready to accept the challenges 2112 will bring. 



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