Girl Scouts of Basking Ridge to Celebrate Founder’s Day with Ribbon Tying

 

Beginning Monday, October 27 through Friday, October 31, the Girl Scouts of Basking Ridge will tie green ribbons around trees in the community to celebrate the birth of Juliette Gordon Low, the founder of Girl Scouts USA.

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“By tying a large ribbon, along with the Girl Scout symbol, we will celebrate Juliette Gordon Low’s birth and show that Girl Scouts is a strong part of Basking Ridge,” said Stella Perna, local Service Unit Leader and Troop Leader. “When you see that ribbon around your neighbor’s tree, it lets you know a girl in that house is learning to become a confident leader in her community.”

Juliette Gordon Low, born on October 31, 1860, was the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA. In March 1912, Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Georgia, for the first Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually.

The current Girl Scout mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. All girls ages 5-17 are welcome regardless of race, creed, nationality or socio-economic status, and they can join at any age or grade. Millions of Girl Scouts each year participate in experiences like high adventure trips, sports, leadership training, community service projects and team-building activities that give girls opportunities to discover the fun, friendship and power of girls together.

Interested in joining Girl Scouts? Contact Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey at 908-518-4400 or  www.gshnj.org, which serves over 22,000 girls, ages 5-17 and 10,000 adult members in the counties of Hudson, Essex, Union, Somerset, Hunterdon, southern Warren and parts of Middlesex.