Today is the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, founded by Juliet Gordon Low in Savannah in 1912. Girl Scouting was a very important part of my growing up. I was a scout for six years, a camper for four years and a counselor-in-training at my beloved Camp Alice Merritt in East Hartland, CT for two years. I sold hundreds of boxes of Girl Scout cookies, camped in the wilderness, learned to canoe, whittle and made some of the best friends ever. My dear friend Lonni, who I traveled with to Sedona, is a Scouting friend. My mother was our leader and she made some of her best friends from scouting, too.
I can't begin to thank the Girl Scouts for all I received. This post is just a down payment on the debt I owe. Happy, happy birthday and many more!