Local Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Mar 8, 2012

Saturday morning 700 girls from New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts and its founder, Juliette Gordon-Low. 

WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the anniversary begins with a ceremonial walk across the Isabel Holmes Bridge.

The walk begins at 10am and will be lead by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo and New Hanover County Commission Chairman Ted Davis. Sandra Crumrine is the director of the event and says bridges play a significant role in the lives of Girl Scouts.

“In Girl Scouts, whenever we move from one level to the next, from Daisies to Brownies or Brownies to Juniors and so on we call that ‘bridging.’ And often times when a troop bridges they will actually walk across a bridge of some sort. So we thought, what better way to connect the first century of scouting to the second century of scouting?”

Crumrine says the walk kicks off Girl Scout Week, which also coincides with the last week you can buy cookies. The Cape Fear Girl Scouts formed in 1948 and in the tri-county region there are currently more than 1700 scouts.