Before I begin this article, let me personally state my congratulations to the Girl Scouts organization, who is responsible for what I consider to be one of the greatest foods this green Earth has ever seen - the Thin Mint. I could dedicate an entire to that fabulous cookie, however, there are more important things to discuss...
When Juliette Gordon Low brought 18 girls together in Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting, it's safe to say she couldn't imagine her efforts turning into an organization that features 3.2 million members in every state across the country.
Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, said this of reaching the centennial mark, "Our 100th anniversary is our moment in time to bring the nation together to make a difference in the lives of girls" continuing, "Girls represent an incredible resource for our country and Girl Scouts has always provided them a platform for success, and during our centennial we want everyone—men and women alike—to join us in making sure that every girl achieves her full leadership potential."
The Girl Scouts is lauded as a force for race relations, and fully integrating their groups by the 1950's. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called the organization - "a force for desegregation".
When you read their simple, yet effective law, it's no wonder they have such a universal appeal...
I will do my best to be
Honest and Fair,
Friendly and Helpful,
Considerate and Caring,
Courageous and Strong, and
Responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
So reach out to someone you know involved in the organization, or show your support like me by buying as many boxes of Thin Mints as you possibly can.