Memorial Day Around the Council

Girl Scouts around the council took time out this holiday weekend to both recognize and reflect on the sacrifices of men and women who have lost their lives in the military.

From Framingham to Carver, Littleton to Avon, placing flags at graves sites, marching in parades, and participating in memorial ceremonies, troops and service units throughout the GSEM footprint made us proud.

Here’s a snapshot of just some of the good Girl Scout work we saw over Memorial Day weekend:

Camp Runels launched its new blog over the holiday weekend, which marks the start of summer and countdown to camp. Camp Runels’ first entry focuses on leaders, honoring those who have passed away, and cultivating and celebrating future leaders at Girl Scout camp.

Poet, author, and activist Dr. Maya Angelou passed away just a few days after Memorial Day. Angelou was a Girl Scout supporter, greeting attendees at the 2012 Girl Scout Convention, and helping officially launch the 100th anniversary celebration and “Year of the Girl.” Her words will surely continue to inspire future generations of girls. The above quote by Dr. Angelou shared by Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital last week emphasizes the significance of the holiday weekend.

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