Thursday, January 24, 2013

Girl Scouts Help Out at Presidential Inauguration

Girl Scouts of the Nation’s Capitol made their presence felt at the 57th Presidential Inauguration on Monday.  More than 700 Girl Scouts and Girl Scout volunteers from the council helped with such things as seating, providing directions to heating tents, and assisting the elderly and persons with disabilities. Girl Scouts have been helping at presidential inaugurations since 1933 when Franklin Delano Roosevelt was sworn in for his first term. It was actually First Lady Lou Henry Hoover, who made it possible for girls from the Washington, D.C., council to participate, and it’s been a tradition ever since.