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.