Special to the Mirror

Over 95 years ago an eccentric visionary named Juliette Gordon Low decided it was time that the girls of Savannah, Ga., “and all of the world” had something special and worthwhile to do - and the Girl Scouts of the USA was born!

Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent organization dedicated solely to girls - all girls - where, in an accepting and nurturing environment, girls build character and skills for success in the real world.

In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls develop qualities that will serve them all their lives - leadership, strong values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and self-worth.

Through the Girl Scout Leadership Development program, girls discover their personal best and prepare for a positive future, connect with others in an increasingly diverse world, and take action to prepare for their futures.

In fact, two-thirds of the United States’ women leaders are Girl Scout alumnae!

Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas is currently preparing for another troop year full of fun and friends. To learn more about the amazing opportunities in Girl Scouts contact the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas at 1-800-442-2260 or go to www.gsnetx.org.

Girl Scouts

of the USA

Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.7 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls in every corner of the United States, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, as well as destinations abroad.

For more information visit www.girlscouts.org