As thousands of Girl Scouts across the United States kicked off the 100th anniversary celebration of Girl Scouting, March 12, hundreds of members of the Crossroads Service Unit of Girl Scouts of Northern California gathered Monday evening at Sunol Glen Elementary School for a celebration including festive songs, commemorations, quiet reflection and a candlelight ceremony.
The local event followed a theme celebrated across the country, whereby Girl Scouts remembered the Girl Scouting tradition started by Juliette Low in Savannah, Georgia, March 12. Each "Town Square" style 100th anniversary celebration around the country included a countdown to 7:12 p.m. (19:12 military time) in commemoration of the year 1912.
Crossroads Service Unit serves nearly 1,700 Girl Scouts from Pleasanton, Dublin and Sunol, within Girl Scouts of Northern California Council. This May, Girl Scouts of Northern California will culminate the 100th anniversary celebration with a weekend-long "One Hundred Fun Hundred" event at the in Pleasanton.
Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. is the largest voluntary organization of girls in the world. Continuing mission Juliette Low began in 1912, Girl Scouts aims to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. Within the Girl Scouts of Northern California more than 47,000 girls and 32,000 adults take part in Girl Scout programs each year.