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March 12, 2014

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Celebrating the Girl Scouts

This month marks the 102nd anniversary of Girl Scouts. Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., on March 12, 1912, for a local Girl Scout meeting. She believed that all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Juliette had a goal of bringing girls out of their home environment and into community service.

One hundred and two years ago, Juliette Gordon Low made this historic phone call to her cousin Miss Nina Anderson Pape, “Come right over! I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah, and all of America and the world, and we’re going to start it tonight!”

Within a few years, Juliette’s dream for a girl-centered organization was realized. Today Girl Scouts has a membership of more than 3.7 million girls and adults, and is widely considered the largest educational organization for girls in the world.

 Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on Saturday, and it always includes the Girl Scout anniversary, March 12. Girl Scout Sunday and Girl Scout Sabbath will be celebrated by many girls at their places of worship and many will have the opportunity to participate in the service.

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana invites you to learn about Girl Scouting and its rich history. If you’d like to join, volunteer, or donate to Girl Scouts of Central Indiana, call 855-GSCIN-4U or visit

— Stacey Rozmin, manager

Membership Development

Girl Scouts of Central Indiana

Challenging the politicians

Politics have periodically robbed outstanding athletes around the world of their years of huge efforts to compete in international events. Too many examples would confirm this crime over decades to need listing and not one of those many examples can be of any logical purpose.

Top young athletes devote years of sacrifice and preparing for international competition and some politicians seem to think that they can gain personal attention at the cost of outstanding young athletes around the world.

Just as those athletes naturally and forever resent being robbed of their life-long chances for great achievements, politicians should consider what they do to those young leaders to be robbed of unique opportunities by indifferent and inappropriate political abuse.

Every voter should challenge any politician’s judgment that imposes their authority where it is neither useful nor justified.

— Loran Ralph Braught

West Terre Haute

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