Wednesday, February 22, 2012

This Month in Girl Scout History

ComputerThe trefoil design for the membership badge (pin) is patented.
Jane Deeter Rippin becomes National Director.
The first Thinking Day is celebrated. In 1926, the mutual birthday of Sir Robert and Olave Baden-Powell was designated a day of celebration in which Girl Guides and Girl Scouts all over the world think of each other, circling the globe with a chain of thoughts of international friendship and world peace.
Our CabaƱa, in Mexico, the third WAGGGS world center and the first world center in the Western Hemisphere is dedicated by the World Chief Guide, Lady Baden-Powell.
The Brownie Girl Scout Handbook is published in Spanish. It is also translated into Japanese and produced by the U.S. Army Ryukyu Islands for the use of the Ryukyu Islands Girl Scouts.
In Praise of America, a Girl Scout exhibition of American decorative arts, opens at the National Gallery of Arts in Washington, D.C. A book with the same title is published in commemoration of the 1929 Girl Scout Loan Exhibition.
GSUSA's World Wide Web site debuts on the Internet.

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