Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Girl Scout Centenarian Receives Proclamation from San Jacinto Council

Helen Barnard was recently honored with a proclamation by the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council on her 100th birthday, the first of its kind ever presented by the Council.

Barnard was a Girl Scout leader for 10 years before taking her troop on a historic trip to Our Chalet in Switzerland, one of the world centers of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts, in 1957. As part of the trip, Barnard and Troop #328 traveled first by plane to Montreal, Canada, before sailing to Europe. Mementos from the trip were recently donated to GSSJC to be displayed at the Goodykoontz Museum of Girl Scout History, one of the few Girl Scout museums in the U.S., located in the Greenway Plaza area of Houston, Texas.

Barnard’s niece, Michel Hinton, a Girl Scout alumna, troop leader and Hinton’s daughter, Elizabeth, also a Girl Scout Brownie, presented the proclamation to Barnard during a celebration honoring her 100th birthday. Girl Scouts is a family tradition that has been passed down to three generations. Members of Barnard’s troop who took that memorable trip to Our Chalet were also witnesses to the presentation. Awesome!

Along that note, Girl Scouts itself will be turning 100 in 2012! We are asking all adult Girl Scouts to stand up and be counted by joining our exciting new online
Girl Scouts Alumnae Community. Whether you are a recent high school graduate or were in Girl Scouts many years ago, we want to stay connected with you and give you the opportunity to connect with other Girl Scouts. Through this site
, you can now access the Alumnae newsletters as well as all that is happening at Girl Scouts on a national and local level. Join now and be counted as Girl Scouts moves towards its 100th anniversary! We hope you will visit the site often. Signing up only takes a moment and is free.