Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Girl Scouts Celebrate Founder's Birthday

Allison, a Brownie, and Kalli, a Daisy after
participating in the "cupcake smash."
By: Brittney Knox
Volunteer, writer

Girl Scouts from around Tuscaloosa filled First Presbyterian Church on Saturday, October 15 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts by having a birthday party for founder Juliette Low.

“The girls had a chance to interact with other Girl Scouts and have a day of fun,” said Cortnie Morrow, program/camp specialist for the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama.

The day included activities such as learning “Happy Birthday” in sign language, singing songs and activity stations.

“I think the girls really enjoyed the activities and participated in them very well,” said Meredith McDonald, volunteer for the program, and elementary education major at the University of Alabama.

Cadette Hannah Foster said she enjoyed the activities and furthered her Girl Scout knowledge. 

“I learned more about Juliette Low and more about being nice to people,” she said.

Tammy Foster, parent, said she attended with her two daughters to help celebrate the birthday of the founder.

“My girls have learned so much about working in teams and increased their leadership skills,” she said. “They have had the opportunity to go so many places with Girl Scouts such as Ruby Falls and Lookout Mountain.”