Girl Scouting: 100 Years and Going Strong in Morganton NC!

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100th Anniversary Girl Scouts Girl Scouts in Burke County, NC buried a time capsule on the Old Courthouse Lawn in 1987 to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Girl Scouting.  They have recently unearthed it, 25 years later, and its contents were used in the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting in Morganton NC on March 9, 2012. 

The picture above is of the Flag Ceremony, which took place on the Old Courthouse Lawn.  There were speakers, a HUGE cake, and displays of the items buried.  A portion of  buried  audio cassette tapes were played, and featured Girl Scouts in 1987 talking about what they would be doing in 25 years.  A video tape placed in the capsule was also played on a computer screen. 

There were probably 200 people in attendance, including Mikela Wheeler Russell, former scout and scout leader who shot this picture.  There were Proclamations made by the Mayor of Morganton, NC  and  by the Burke County NC Commissioners, both naming 2012 as "Year of the Girl" in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting.  Girls in attendance could order commemorative patches, and wore  pins celebrating the anniversary.

I grew up in Savannah, GA, home of Juliette Gordon Low, founder of the Girl Scouts. I know there are many celebrations going on there this weekend to honor this 100th anniversary. How wonderful to learn about the celebration in my adopted hometown, Morganton, NC!

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Comments (2)

Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

Congratulations to the Girl Scouts of America.  I hope they can continue their fine work in the face of all the anti Girl Scout and anti women rhetoric coming from the "right".

Mar 10, 2012 12:22 AM
Debbe Perry
Real Living Carolina Property - Morganton, NC
828.439.3084 Morganton/Lake James NC

Thanks, Leslie, for stopping by - I so agree!

Mar 10, 2012 12:38 AM