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Girl Scouts in Nacogdoches To Celebrate Girl Scout Founder’s Birthday
Local Girl Scouts Model Vintage Girl Scout Uniforms, Make Crafts, and Learn Songs in Honor of Juliette Gordon Low’s Birthday, October 31

(FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—Houston, October 20, 2003) Local Girl Scouts of the Pine Burr Service Unit, in Nacogdoches will celebrate the birthday of Girl Scouts of the USA founder Juliette Gordon Low with a special day of fun activities, Sunday, November 2 from 2 until 4:00 p.m. at Millers Crossing, 6020 North Street.
Girl Scouts in attendance with learn sign language, and will ‘sign’ the Girl Scout Promise, they will visit a Vintage Photo Booth and have their pictures taken in vintage Girl Scout uniforms, and they will make special bracelets using beads with letters from Morse Code on them.

“Part of the Girl Scout tradition is to honor the vision of Juliette Gordon Low, so that the light of Girl Scouting will continue to shine,” says Carolyn McGowen, one of the event organizers. Low, who founded the Girl Scout Movement in the U.S. in the early 1900’s, was considered a forward thinker and developed innovative patches that could be earned by girls, such as 1920’s ‘Signaller’ badge where girls learned to send and receive messages in Morse Code.

The event will also feature more than eight different booths for girls to make additional crafts, learn camp cooking, and special Girl Scout songs and games. Several troops will join forces to present an original skit about the life and times of Juliette Gordon Low.

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