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Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts!

girlscouts2Light the candles and break out the Thin Mints—the Girl Scouts celebrate their 107th birthday this month! On March 12th, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low officially registered the very first troop members in Savannah, GA. Today, there are over 2.6 million Girl Scouts worldwide.

The Girl Scouts are frequent visitors at our Autumn Leaves communities, and the friendship forged between these two generations is truly magical. Despite the many years that separate the girls and our residents, there is an instant connection whenever they’re together.

“I believe children remind them of a simpler time when they were young themselves; it’s an easy relationship,” says Life Engagement Manager Jennifer Poulos. Perhaps it’s a mutual affection shared between two generations who may at times feel misunderstood or invisible. We may never know what binds these two groups, but it’s a friendship we treasure. As the Scout song says, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.”