Brownie Girl Scouts in Troop 30086 presented a gift basket to the first baby girl born at Porter Regional Hospital on Halloween. The founder of Girl Scouting in the United States, Juliette Gordon Low, was born on Oct. 31. In honor of Juliette’s birthday, the second grade Brownies from Central Elementary School in Valparaiso decided to create the baby gift basket as a service project. The basket included baby clothes, diapers, baby wipes, small toys, baby wash, and a teddy bear celebrating the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting. They also wrote a letter explaining who Juliette Low was and why they were making the basket.
Celebrating 100 years of girl power, Girl Scouts USA is the largest volunteer organization for girls and women in the world. Started by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912 in Savannah, Georgia with just 12 teenage girls, Girl Scouting now has millions of members in big cities and small towns all over the world. Today girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade can join the Girl Scout movement.
For more information on how you can join a Girl Scout troop please contact Beth Baker (464-2418).
Brownie Girl Scouts pictured with the gift basket they created:
Front Row (left to right): Brooklyn Smiley, Miranda Bognar, Anja Wagner, Hannah Letany, Niamh Berg-O’Reilly
Back Row (left to right): Kyla Dieble, Melissa Kawicki, Maddison Patrick, Megan Jordan, Grace Brown
Photographed by troop leader Amanda Letany.