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LIMA - Girl Scouts of Western Ohio joins Girl Scouts around the nation to celebrate Girl Scout Week, Sunday to March 15.

The week honors the 102nd anniversary of Girl Scouting in the U.S., which falls on March 12, the day in 1912 that 18 girls met for their first meeting with Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low.

Helping girls to discover their strengths through impacting their communities was what Juliette Gordon Low instilled from the earliest days. In 1912, many girls’ paths in life were limited by their social standing. Low encouraged girls to prepare not only for traditional homemaking, but also for future roles as professional women in the arts, sciences, and business and for active citizenship.

The Girl Scout experience gives young women the confidence and the tools to lead, so they will make a difference in the world. Girl Scouts gives girls participation opportunities so different leadership roles can be tried and girls can grow into the roles that best fit.
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