Cicero Girl Scouts celebrate Girl Scout Week

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. joins Girl Scouts around the country in celebrating Girl Scout Week and the 98th anniversary of Girl Scouts from March 7 through 13.

More than three million girls in the United States and more than 22,000 girls in the Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. are discovering their path to leadership through Girl Scouts.

Self-discovery and community services were core values that Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low sought to instill in girls from the earliest days. When the organization was founded in 1912, many girls' paths in life were limited and Low's vision was to establish an organization where any American girl could expand her personal horizon by having fun while exploring new interests and contributing to society. Low was determined to help expand opportunities and learning for the average American girl, and founded Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912.

"Girl Scout Week is an opportunity to celebrate the long and proud history of Girl Scouting and to engage our girls making our communities and the world a better place," said Pam Hyland, CEO of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. "It is also an opportunity to thank the countless committed volunteers in our community who give so much to Girl Scouting all year long. With your support, we are able to continue to offer girls in our communities the encouragement, coaching and resources they need to develop their leadership skills."

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc., are collecting stories from alumni leading up to the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, in 2012. To share a story, visit gsnypenn.org/AboutUs/OurLegacy.

For more information about the Girl Scout Leadership Experience, contact the Cicero Service Center at 698-9400, visit gsnypenn.org, become a fan of Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. on Facebook, or follow @GSNYPENN on Twitter.

Girl Scouts is the premiere leadership development program for girls. Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways, Inc. serves 22,000 girls and 26 counties of New York and Pennsylvania. Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls' healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Visit gsnypenn.org or call the Cicero Service Center at 698-9400.

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