National Girl Scout Week

Published 9:18 am Saturday, March 12, 2011

Boykins Girl Scout Group 5073 members are, from left in front, Kendra Zollicoffer, Chloe Pope, Amani Gary, Julia Hand, Brionna Reid, Emily Lehman, India Reid and Anna Moore; and in back, Diamond Warren, Asya Walton, Ashley Musselman, LeAndra Watford, Janay Sweat, Erykah Harris, Breana Whitfield, Alyshia Hill, Shakiya Hill and Leader Kisha Watford. Not pictured are Brittany Cobb, Indiyah Stephenson, Katelyn Cobb, Audriana Zollicoffer, Raven Powell, Devonda Gary, Staci Musselman, Mirinda Walton, Antoinette Walton, Regina Zollicoffer, Brenda Whitfield, Daphne Reid, April Warren, Cheryl Tanner, Darlene Stephenson and Cynthia Cobb. The group is sponsored by Boykins Volunteer Fire & Rescue Department, and was organized by Kisha Watford in September 1999. The group sold 6,156 boxes of Girl Scout cookies during the recent sale. Top Cookie Diva was Chloe Pope, who sold 1,059 boxes.

National Girl Scout Week was Sunday, March 6, through Saturday, March 12. Juliette Gordon Low, born Oct. 31, 1860, founded Girl Scouts 99 years ago. The first Girl Scout meeting was held on March 12, 1912, in Savannah. To observe this birthday, each troop plans how they want to celebrate. On or near March 12 each year, girls may eat birthday cake and ice cream, attend a unit event, join with other troops and sing songs, conduct a service project or attend a council-sponsored event.

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