The Girl Scouts of Cadette Troop 81265 hosted the Juliette Gordon Low birthday celebration on Nov. 1. Juliette Gordon Low founded the Girl Scouts USA in 1912. Each year around Low’s birthday, which falls on Halloween, a local teen Girl Scout troop hosts a party for Girl Scouts in kindergarten through 5th grade. Because Low’s birthday coincides with Halloween, the celebration is a costume party.
It was the 7th-grade troop’s second year hosting the event, which is held at Green Valley Elementary School. Cadettes typically run the event for a couple of years before passing the torch to another teen troop.
The eleven girls formed committees, then planned and executed the annual event, running activities at different stations. “The Juliette Gordon Low Costume Birthday Event was a huge success,” said Troop Leader Leah Reesman. “About 60 girls rotated through stations of games, a craft, cupcake (decorating), and even a Juliette Gordon Low scavenger hunt. The evening ended with a troop dance-off. I couldn’t have been prouder of our girls and the fantastic job they did.” Additional committees involved in planning the event included decorations and registration.
When Girl Scouts host events, they typically add in a service project. In addition to cards for the nursing home, the troop collected cat care items from girls who attended. The items were then donated to the Animal Welfare League.