Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Year Anniversary
Hundreds of girls and parents celebrate at banquet Saturday, visit Golf Mill Monday for a Promise Circle.
Girl Scouts from Morton Grove, Niles and Lincolnwood had a little fun celebrating the 100th anniversary of Scouting and the year 1912 on Monday evening.
Hundreds of Scouts and their parents gathered at Golf Mill Shopping Center before 7 p.m. to hold a Promise Circle at exactly 19:12 military time, which was 7:12 p.m.
"There are about 300 or 400 from Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood and Skokie," said Sandy Henley, the Park Ridge community manager, who organizes larger events for the troops in those communities.
The same troops also attended a 100th birthday banquet Saturday at White Eagle Banquets in Niles.
Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912, which made the birthday 100 years to the day Monday.
Judie Elsinger, a Niles troop leader, provided the information in the .pdf file included with this story.