This week, Delta troops joined Girl Scouts across the country to celebrate Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary.
Girl Scouts of the USA has declared 2012 the Year of the Girl, to celebrate girls, recognize their leadership potential, and renew their commitment to creating a coalition of like-minded organizations and individuals in support of balanced leadership in the workplace and in communities across the country.
Locally, the troops prepared a gift basket in anticipation of the birth of a baby girl on March 12, the official anniversary date. Their hopes were realized when Jami Pluhar gave birth to her daughter, Manik, at Delta County Memorial Hospital.
Cookie sales continue at several local businesses. Jessica Antal, one of the Delta County leaders, reports that some customers are asking about Girl Scout support of Planned Parenthood. "Every penny earned from cookies sales stays local, either at the troop level or at the council level," Antal said. "There are some great things that cookie money can help these girls learn and do."
The state organization emphasizes that Girl Scouts of Colorado has never had a relationship with Planned Parenthood.
"The Girl Scout organization is a non-profit, and our fund development exclusively benefits the girls in our programs, not other organizations," explained Amanda Kalina, public relations director for Girl Scouts of Colorado.blog comments powered by Disqus