On March 12, 1912, a small group of girls gathered in Savannah, Georgia, at the urging of Juliette Gordon Low to learn about a new opportunity for girls. Now, 100 years later, 59 million Americans, nearly half of all U.S. women, remember the fun and friendship of Girl Scouting. Take advantage of all of the exciting ways to celebrate TODAY!
Daley Plaza Promise Circle
Meet us at Daley Plaza in downtown Chicago (between Randolph, Washington, Dearborn and Clark streets) today at noon for this spectacular event. Join the sea of green that will take over Daley Plaza as we celebrate the 100th Anniversary.
Pin a green ribbon to your lapel and join sister Girl Scouts, families, volunteers, alumnae, and supporters of all ages for local celebrations happening everywhere on our historic 100th anniversary! Together, we will recite the Girl Scout Promise and Law. Most will do so at exactly 19:12 military time (7:12 p.m. CST), and honor the millions of girls whose lives have been changed through Girl Scouting. Which Promise Circle will you attend? Get the Promise Circle app, or go on our website to find a Promise Circle near you.
Merchandise Mart and Willis Tower are Going Green
Later today, in honor of our 100th Anniversary, the Merchandise Mart and the Willis Tower are going green. On the way to your Promise Circle, stop by and take a look!
CEO Maria Wynne Highlights Girl Scouting's 100th Anniversary in Local Media
This morning during the 5 a.m. broadcast, Maria Wynne kicked off the celebration on ABC 7 Chicago! She spoke about 2012 being the Year of the Girl, and the ToGetHerThere campaign, the largest, boldest advocacy and fundraising cause campaign dedicated to girls' leadership issues in the nation's history.Yesterday, Maria was featured on 101.9 WTMX (The Mix) during a segment called "MIX Matters" with Susan Wiencek.
Local media has been buzzing with great coverage of our 100th Anniversary! Today, we're featured in Crain's Chicago Business. Our 100th Anniversary has also garnered coverage from the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Herald, Lake County Magazine, Lake County Journal, the Post Tribune and the Southtown Star, just to name a few.
We will never experience this once-in-a-lifetime moment again. Don't miss your chance celebrate the organization that has been empowering girls and changing lives for 100 years! Let's kick off the next century of girl leadership and excellence.