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Community Snapshot: Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years

The City of Renton recognized area Girl Scout troops on Monday at its City Council Meeting with a special proclamation and tour of the Mayor's office.

Several Renton Daisy, Brownie, Cadet and Girl Scout Troops accepted a proclamation by the City of Renton Monday honoring the organization’s centennial and honoring the scouts during the week of March 12 to 16, 2012.

The Scouts received a behind-the-scenes tour of the seventh floor of City Hall and visited the Mayor’s office. They even got to sit in the Mayor’s chair, said Brownie Troop #41579 co-leader Janet Nance.

The proclamation coincided with the organization’s 100th year, and comes in the midst of cookie sales.

Despite the economy, “cookie sales are going a lot better than anticipated,” she said.

Council member Ed Prince walked the girls through the City Hall tour, said Heather Smith, leader of Cadet Troop #40546. The tour counted as a community service event for the Scouts.

“My favorite aspect of Girl Scouts is to see the women grow,” she said, adding that many of the girls in her 12-member Cadet Troop have been involved in the organization since kindergarten.

The Girl Scouts each received a special 100-year badge to commemorate the anniversary.

 

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