Girl Scouts cross the 'bridge' | Education
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WALKER, Mich. (WZZM)- America's largest organization for girls is celebrating a milestone. The Girl Scouts of America is marking its 100th anniversary today. To commemorate the occasion Girl Scouts Michigan Shore to Shore held a bridging ceremony to mark the organization's crossing over from the first to second century.
Gloria Lara, the CEO of Girl Scouts of Michigan says, "It's important for girls to have leadership positions, particularly in a safe environment. Whether or not they want to be leaders when they grow up, it gives them an idea of what they want to do. But the best part about it is they have all these experiences while having fun and being with their friends, but they don't realize that they're learning life skills which will be very helpful to them in the future."
The Girl Scouts of America was founded in 1912 and in that time has grown to nearly 2.5 million girls.
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