Roane County recognizes 100 years of Girl Scouts and proclaims 2012 “The Year of the Girl”

Kingston, Tenn. On February 28, 2012, Roane County Executive Ron Woody presented an official proclamation to Roane County Girl Scout Troops 20716 and 20846.

Woody recognized the remarkable milestone of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary and proclaimed 2012 “The Year of the Girl.” The organization’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

On March 12, 2012, Girl Scouts of the USA will celebrate its 100th Anniversary. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low of Savannah, Ga. made a historic telephone call to a distant cousin saying, “I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

That phone call was a precursor to the meeting that Low (affectionately called “Daisy” by family and friends) held that evening when 18 girls gathered to register the first troop of American Girl Guides. The name of the organization was changed to Girl Scouts the following year.

Girl Scouts of the USA now has a membership of more than 3.2 million girls and adults and more than 50 million women in the United States today are Girl Scout alumnae.

Girls in grades K-12 are invited to join a local troop and adults are encouraged to volunteer. Troop leaders engage girls in discovering self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place. Registration is $12 per year, and the council offers financial assistance to ensure that every girl who wants to be a Girl Scout has the opportunity to join this vibrant organization. To get involved or for more information, call 1-800-474-1912 or e-mail

Visit to learn more about the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting and how the Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians will celebrate this year.


Front Row Left to Right: Olivia Lueking, Elizabeth Proctor, Ron Woody, Jenny Adkisson and Jordyn Foley; Back Row Left to Right: Holly Aslinger, Julie Coen

About The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians
The Girl Scout Council of the Southern Appalachians serves nearly 20,000 girl and adult members stretching from North Georgia to Southwest Virginia. Service centers are located in Chattanooga, Knoxville and Johnson City.

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