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Mayor Eidam recognizes March as Girl Scout Month

Official Girl Scout Week starts March 11 this year

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (March 7, 2018) – At the March 6 Village Board meeting, members of Girl Scout Troop 60035 from Oak Glen School were invited to open the proceedings by leading the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance, following which they recited the Girl Scout Promise:

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

The girls stayed at the dais while Mayor Eidam shared some information about Girl Scout Week. As the “Traditions” page of the Girl Scout website explains, “The Girl Scouts’ birthday, March 12, commemorates the day in 1912 when Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the organization’s first 18 girl members in Savannah, Georgia. Girl Scout Week is celebrated each March, starting with Girl Scout Sunday and ending with Girl Scout Sabbath on a Saturday, and it always includes Girl Scouts’ birthday, March 12.”

This year girls are encouraged to use Girl Scout Week to commit to seven goals and activities:

  • Sunday, March 11—Connect with your own beliefs and values and learn about someone else’s
  • Monday, March 12—Take action and get involved
  • Tuesday, March 13—Be an innovator
  • Wednesday, March 14—Be a risk-takers
  • Thursday, March 15—Take the lead
  • Friday, March 16—Have some fun
  • Saturday, March 17—Observe the Girl Scout Sabbath

Following the presentation, the Girl Scouts were invited to ask questions of the Village Board. Their first question was, “We are doing our Bronze Awards now, and we are wondering if there is anything that we can do to help in the community.” Mayor Eidam expressed appreciation and referred the girls to Clerk Payne, who organizes the annual Community Clean-Up Day in Lansing. Clerk Payne welcomed their volunteerism and promised to provide information about how to sign up.


Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.