It’s not often that you get to celebrate the 100th anniversary of something. But that’s just what about 50 East Windsor Girl Scouts did Monday night at .
To mark the centennial anniversary of girl scouting, the girls, their troop leaders and guests partook in an evening filled with crafts, cake, singing and a World Wide Promise Circle, during which the girls clasped hands and made a silent pledge to continue “building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place,” according to the organization’s blog.
“Scouting builds good citizens and provides great foundations for young people. I have seen children grown up into great world citizens through Scouting,” East Windsor First Selectwoman Denise Menard said while attending the event.
Menard declared Monday, March 12, as East Windsor Girl Scout Day and presented the Scouts with a certificate to commemorate the occasion.
One-hundred-years prior, in March 1912, Juliette Gordon Low gathered a group of 18 girls together in Savannah, GA. At that moment in time the Girl Scouts were born.
In East Windsor, Liesey Duarte’s Cadet Troop 10148 happily coordinated the event and activities, including the glow parade where scouts wore glow-in-the-dark bracelets and went outside for a walk around the building.
But it wasn’t all about the party. Scouts collected donations for the Five Corner Cupboard in East Windsor and Companion Pet Rescue in Glastonbury.
Kristin Blume, interim service manager in East Windsor, said there are about 100 Girl Scouts – from kindergartners to high schoolers - in town who are involved with one of 11 troops. Blume said she was very pleased with the turnout Monday night, estimating about 50 girls attended.
Similar celebrations were held around the state, including in Manchester, Enfield, South Windsor and Suffield.