Monday, August 22, 2011

Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways Features Alumnae

New York's Star Gazette reports that leading up to the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts in 2012, Girl Scouts of NYPENN Pathways will feature area alumnae on their website.

This week's profile is on Laurette Hinkson, one of the first African-American girls to earn the Golden Eaglet. One of the highlights of her 80 years of Girl Scouting was the program's 90th anniversary, when she met former Secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife.

Today, she supports the Girl Scout troops at her church.

"I am close to many of the girls there," Laurette said. "It brings back many good memories."

If you are one of the 50 million women who were Girl Scouts as a girl, or if you were a volunteer or a staff member who worked at the national or local level to help Girl Scouts become leaders at home and in their communities, you are forever connected to a rich and vibrant movement. Girl Scouts of the USA has an Alumnae Online Community. A fantastic resource for all Girl Scout Alumnae - it serves as a site for Alumnae to reconnect with and to rediscover Girl Scouting.