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Ossining Girl Scouts Celebrate 100th Through Art

OSSINING, N.Y. – While Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, hundreds of Ossining Girl Scouts are making it a month-long celebration.

The Ossining Public Library is featuring hundreds of pieces of artwork from local Girl Scouts throughout the month of March to honor the occasion. On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low officially created the “Girl Scouts of the United States of America.” Membership has grown every year since and now more than 2.3 million girls and hundreds of thousands of adults are involved in Girl Scouting, according to the Girl Scouts' website.

“Our 100th anniversary is our moment in time to bring the nation together to make a difference in the lives of girls,” Anna Maria Chávez, CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, said in a press release. “Girls represent an incredible resource for our country and Girl Scouts has always provided them a platform for success and during our centennial we want everyone — men and women alike — to join us in making sure that every girl achieves her full leadership potential.”

Low’s goal was to bring girls “out of the isolated home environments and into community service and the open air,” according to the organization’s website. But her goal is inspiring that and more in Ossining, as the local community has a membership of 460 girls and 77 women volunteers.

To celebrate, the library will feature new artwork each Friday from local troops, with the exhibit dedicated “to the hard work and beautiful spirit of the girls and their leaders,” library representatives said.

The display can be viewed throughout March outside of the Ossining Public Library’s Budarz Theater.

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