Girl Scouts seek memorabilia for 90th anniversary celebration

Posted: Friday, October 11, 2002

The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council (TAGSC) will celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of Girl Scouts in the United States (GSUSA) with a community celebration at 4:30-6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

"We're hoping that all former Girl Scouts and supporters of Girl Scouting will save this date on their calendars and plan to attend," said Gail Ford, chair of the local planning committee and member of the Board of Directors of TAGSC.

"In celebrating the 90th anniversary, we will be looking both backwards at the important history of the Girl Scouting movement and forward to its future direction," continued Ford. "We're planning a display of Girl Scout memorabilia so we, and others, can share the memories of former Girl Scouts." Anyone who is willing to lend old uniforms, handbooks, photos of Girl Scout events in Southeast Alaska, or other memorabilia are asked to contact the TAGSC office at 586-1710. These items will be on display at the museum during the 90th anniversary event.

The 90th anniversary celebration will kick off the council's annual meeting weekend, which will bring volunteer leaders, community coordinators, and board members from the 18 Southeast Alaska communities that the council serves. Various workshops, a volunteer appreciation lunch, a board meeting, and the annual council meeting will take place Nov. 8-9. Another popular event, the 11th Annual TAGSC Auction, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 8, 6 to 10 p.m., at the Baranof Hotel.

The Tongass Alaska Girl Scout Council serves more than 1,000 girls, or 1 in every 7 girls in the region, with programs for girls ages 5 to 17. For more information on the 90th Anniversary Community Celebration, Girl Scouting in Southeast Alaska, or the events of the annual meeting weekend, call the council office at 586-1710.

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