On March 12 Girl Scouts turns 107 years old! That’s 107 years of building girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place! We think that’s a pretty big deal so to celebrate, we’re challenging Girl Scouts across central Maryland to engage in G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, and Leader) themed activities, including working with the Hearing and Speech Agency (HASA) a Baltimore nonprofit that provides hearing health, speech-language, education, language access and inclusion programs to people of all ages. HASA will be at both Girl Scout stores teach girls sign language and how to use it to communicate the Girl Scout Promise.
Join us at one of the following sessions:
- March 12 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Juliette’s Closet at Seton Drive (4806 Seton Drive, Baltimore, MD 21215)
- March 13 from 5-6 p.m. at Clementine’s Corner at Camp Ilchester (5042 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043)
Many people know that Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low, started the first Girl Scout troop on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, GA. She was determined to get girls and young women engaged in activities that would help them learn practical skills and build character. Low was an ardent believer in the potential of all girls and the importance of fostering their individual growth, character, and self-sufficiency. What many do not know is that for most of her life Juliette Gordon Low dealt with severe hearing loss. As a child, she suffered frequent earaches and recurring bouts of malaria. Later in life, at her wedding, her eardrum was punctured by a grain of rice that was tossed and caused her to go deaf in one ear.
Despite her hearing loss, Low continued to build an organization that today serves millions of girl members and alumnae through a movement that is now global in scope.