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Local Girl Scouts Host Special Events to Celebrate
Local Girl Scouts from Glen Ellyn are celebrating 100 years of girls making the world a better place by hosting special events that welcome alumnae, family and community members to join in the festivities. Girl Scouts of South Glen Ellyn Service Unit will be hosting a Promise Circle event at Westfield School, 2S125 Mayfield Lane, Glen Ellyn.
Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouting on March 12, 1912, in Savannah, Georgia, in order to give girls access to unique leadership opportunities that enabled them to contribute to society in meaningful ways. Low believed girls were as interested in sports, science, community service and making a difference in the world as boys. The organization quickly grew from 18 original members and now boasts more than 3.2 million girl and adult members nationwide today.
To honor the memory of the very first Girl Scout meeting, girls of all ages and adult volunteers are hosting special community-based Promise Circles on March 12 at 19:12 military time or 7:12 p.m. Promise Circles will be held in numerous locations throughout the 245 communities served by Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana.
We will start off the evening with a short scavenger hunt game for the kids, participate in a special ceremony. Current area Girl Scouts will join together with former Girl Scouts from every decade to recite the Girl Scout Promise and Law, followed by the singing of “Make New Friends.”
The time of the event is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost to attend is $5 per person and includes Commemorative Bracelet Patch and Ceremony Flashlight. Advance
registration is preferred. We encourage you to stop by our website on Google at
for a registration form and information. At the top of the page, click on the Celebrations and Special Events link and you can download the form from there. To contact our Promise Circle Committee, email us at PromiseCircleSU510@gmail.com.
In addition, girls and women who have ever been Girl Scouts, including as a Brownie, are encouraged to wear a green lapel ribbon during Girl Scout Week, observed from March 11 – 17. They also are encouraged to reconnect to the organization by registering as a member of its alumnae association at www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org/connect-as-alum.
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana impacts the lives of nearly 87,000 girls and 24,000 adult members in 245 communities in six Illinois counties (Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kankakee, Lake, and Will) and four Indiana counties (Jasper, Lake, Newton, and Porter). Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.
For more information, learn about other special 100th anniversary activities or find a list of all Promise Circle locations, visit www.girlscoutsgcnwi.org.
|Where||Westfield Elementary School 2s125 Mayfield Ln, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||6:30 pm–7:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About Westfield Elementary School
Westfield Elementary, located on Mayfield Lane on the east side of Glen Ellyn, is a small elementary school serving kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Part of District 89, Westfield makes it its mission to provide quality education and opportunities for its students, as well as getting them ready for middle school and beyond. Westfield was founded in 1968, and now provides education for close to 300 students.