Girl Scouts celebrate 108th birthday

March 19, 2020

By Tina Suarez

Girls Scouts Week 2020 was March 8 through March 14. It is the 108th birthday that was being celebrated throughout the week.

Maureen Johnson is the Community Engagement Manager in Bond, Jefferson, Marion, Fayette and Effingham counties. She was in Centralia on March 12 promoting the Girl Scouts and all of the opportunities that they provide for our young girls.

Since 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA has given girls the tools to lead, break barriers, and create positive change. Your G.I.R.L (Go-Getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) is part of a legacy of girls and young women who dream big and do bigger.

When you take the potential every girl has within her and add the girl-led, skill building programming of unmatched leadership experience and caring adults whose networks can truly open doors, you get the power of Girl Scouting.

Everything a Girl Scout does, whether it’s climbing mountains, making her voice heard, or designing new technology, has been created especially for, and is tested by girls.

The girls are tomorrow’s leaders. They will develop a strong sense of self, demonstrate positive values, seek challenges, and develop the ability to solve problems, thus establishing healthy relationships. These aren’t just good qualities, they are the leadership skills that last each and every girl a lifetime.

Girl Scouts are taught to bring the strength and magic in to all of the Girl Scout’s homes by: being honest, being fair, being friendly and always helpful, always being considerate to everyone, being strong and being responsible for everything that they say and do.

With a network of more than 50 million girls and women to cheer them on every step of the way, a lifetime of leadership, success and adventure starts here.

For more information contact Maureen Johnson at You can contact Girl Scouts at 800-345-6858.