Happy Centenary WAGGGS!

A small exhibit on the WAGGGS pin at the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Council Headquarters.

The Girl Scouts of the USA is a member of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, and together we are 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts strong. From the WAGGGS website:

2011 is our second centenary year, and we are once again celebrating 100 years of changing lives on 10 April. Join 10 million Girl Guides and Girl Scouts around the world in commemorating this very special and historical occasion.

In 2010, our first centenary year, Girl Guides and Girl Scouts globally were united in celebrating with parties and activities on the theme of ‘Plant’. You can read all about the celebrations in our special centenary section.

This year, the theme is ‘Grow’, and we’re asking Member Organizations to grow their celebrations through community action.

There are lots of ways you can celebrate on 10 April:

  • Download the 2011 Centenary Activity Pack for lots of ideas on Grow-themed activities
  • Send an online centenary card (available soon on the WAGGGS website)
  • Apply for a mini-grant to support an environmental community project
  • Film or take photos of your centenary celebrations and send them to centenary@wagggsworld.org

A few of our international patches from the Archives collection on display.

Every day you get a chance to make history. One suggestion is to make a pledge  on how you will bring about positive change in your community – just like the young women did at the Young Women’s World Forums, the key centenary events. At the events, delegates wrote their pledges on t-shirts. Why not write your pledge on a t-shirt and send WAGGGS (and GSGATL) your photo? Or send a video message outlining your pledge? Send photos or videos to: centenary@wagggsworld.org and they’ll post them on the WAGGGS website. Please also send in the ways you are celebrating with your Greater Atlanta troops to bmesser@gsgatl.org so that we can document our area troops’ activities in this wonderful world-wide event!

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