Monday, April 30, 2012

Celebrating the Centennial in Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, El Nuevo Dia reports that children from different schools and institutions in Puerto Rico are preparing to participate in the Green Wave, celebrated internationally on May 22, World Biodiversity Day.

The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues.

This year, the Caribe Girl Scout Council will be participating. On Saturday, leaders were oriented on how their troops can participate in the event. To mark the centenary of the Girl Scouts, the organization committed itself to a hundred crops under the slogan "100 years of incredible experiences, 100 trees to plant the future."

Girl Scouting in Puerto Rico is administered by the Caribe Girl Scout Council of the Girl Scouts of the USA. It is headquartered in San Juan. The first troop was formed in 1926 in Cabo Rojo by Elisa Colberg.

The Puerto Rican Spanish phrase for a Girl Scout is Niña Escucha, but the phrase Girl Scout is widely understood and used. The Council's newsletter is called Niña Escucha.

Girl Scouts in this council can earn the badge called Los Faros de Puerto Rico (meaning the lighthouses of Puerto Rico).