Tribune staff reports
Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March.
It starts with Girl Scout Sunday and ends with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday. It also always includes the Girl Scout birthday, March 12, the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia.
This year’s Girl Scout Week was March 6 through 12. Girls from most Jackson County schools participated.
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On March 7, service to family was celebrated. Girls spent a good deal of their day at school and considering all of their friends, teachers and principals as family, so they started the day with milk and Girl Scout cookies with their principal or school staff member.
Celebrating service to the community was March 8. Girl Scouts helped with leading a moment of silence, announcements, raising the flag or leading the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning at school. They earned a community service patch featuring a flag.
On March 8, they celebrated arts and culture. Each girl received a novelty gift, which was a survival three-in-one compass/keychain/light.
International friendship was the focus March 10. They received a Girl Scout Week patch for participating in the special week that is dedicated to them for all of their service and support throughout the past year. Also, Girl Scouts met at Mi Casa Restaurante in Seymour with their leaders to eat and share fellowship with other county troops. Seymour Mayor Craig Luedeman was there to read a proclamation, and the girls gave him some cookies and a cupcake. Girl Scout Troop 1239 also had Seymour police officers come so they could present them with donated cookies.
On March 11, girls honored the official Girl Scout birthday. Individually packaged cupcakes were sent with the girls to eat at lunch or take home.
Then March 12, for the third straight year, Troop 1239 honored the first baby girl born that day at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.